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Marie M. Harris 1928-2013

September 4, 2013
Emmetsburg News

WHITTEMORE - Grave-side service for Marie Harris was held Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Whittemore. The Rev. Jason Peterson officiated. Oakcrest Funeral Services of Whittemore was in charge of arrangements.

Marie Martha Harris was born March 9, 1928 at Whittemore, to Fred and Bertha (Lemke) Heinrich. Marie was raised in Whittemore and while attending high school was on the basketball team.

She graduated from Whittemore High School and was married to Russell Harris on March 2, 1948 following his service in World War II. Marie was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing for others, She also enjoyed reading and walking. Marie worked part time at Zumach Foods in Whittemore in the 1950's 1960's.

Marie and Russell moved to Arizona in 1990 and Russell died in 1994. Marie continued to live in Arizona until March 2005 when she moved to Whittemore. She became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society ~ Algona in August 2009 and died there on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the age of 85.

Survivors include her daughter Cheryl and husband Jim Grostyan of Woodbury, MN and son Bill Harris and wife Jana of Scottsdale, AZ as well as four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and sisters, twin Marion Meyer of Algona and Alice Bierstedt of Rolfe.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Russell in April 1994, and brothers Harold, Edgar and Melvin.

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