GRAETTINGER - Funeral services for Robert Dean Harris, 74, of Graettinger were held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. Interment was in Valley View Cemetery.
He died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
Robert Dean Harris was born June 2, 1938, in Graettinger, the son of
Hilton (Bud) and Bessie (Derrickson) Harris. He attended Graettinger Schools. Following his education, worked as a hired hand for area farmers.
On Aug. 30, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Thelma Wheeler at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Bob also worked at the Graettinger Block and Tile Company, Quaker Oats which later became Cargill and Golden Sun Feeds in Estherville. Bob retired in 2000 from Golden Sun after 30 years of dedicated service.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Thelma, of Graettinger: three sons: Mark (Jackie), David (Deb) and Emmet (Tina) all of Graettinger; three daughters: Debbie Edwards (Gary) of Graettinger, Lori Harris of Maryville, Mo. and Diane Harris of Graettinger; two brothers, Cliff Harris (special friend, Phyllis Petersen) of Ruthven and Richard Harris of Hartley; and his sister, Eva Lowman, (Sam) of Emmetsburg.
Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home in Graettinger handled the services. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Palo Alto County.