Sunday, January 16, 2011

Norman K. Harris

Norman K. Harris, age 81, passed away Sunday January 16, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospital. Norman was born in Marion, OH, July 7, 1929, son of the late Herbert and Lola (nee: Creasap) Harris.

Norm was a graduate of Washington Park High School “Class of 1948.” Furthering his education, Norm attained his degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was also a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He proudly served as a Radio Engineer in the U.S. Army while stationed in Europe. On November 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth J. Kaeppel at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Milwaukee. Norman was employed with Racine Industries from 1965, retiring in 1999 as Vice-President of Manufacturing. He was a longtime dedicated member and Deacon of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Racine. In his younger years, Norm was active as a chaperone with the Kiltie Kadets and also with the Boy Scouts. Norm will be best remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty five years, Liz; children, Timothy Bert (Cynthia) Harris of Big Bend, Kerry Elizabeth (Randy) Riemer of Brookfield, Kristine Mary (William) Infield of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 grandchildren, Robert Casey Harris, Daniel Timothy Harris, Michael Kenneth Harris, Nicholas Andrew Harris, Catherine Marie Harris, Benjamin Scott Riemer, Elizabeth Ann Riemer, Kimberly Rae Infield, Brooke Danielle Infield, Kasi Jane Infield, Bradley Allen Infield; brother, Allan (Jackie) Harris of Cedar Lake, IN; sister, Margaret Rose Harris and her husband Ken Hitzke of Madison; many in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Norm was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Harris.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday January 20, 2010, at 5 p.m., with Rev. Ronald Segedy officiating. Entombment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Thursday from 3 p.m. until time of services at 5  p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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