Larry Lee Harris (1943 - 2016)

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LAMONT – Larry Lee Harris of Lamont, Iowa was a devoted and loving, Husband, Father, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, brother, neighbor and friend. He died peacefully surrounded by family and close friends on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. He was born May 19, 1943 and was the son of Earl and Wanda (Brown) Harris. He graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids in 1961. He worked at FMC/ Link Belt for 22 years. He and his wife, Diane owned and operated Harris Tap in Lamont for 17 years. He worked for Hayward Baker in Broomfield, Colo. for 13 years before retiring in 2009. He also served as Lamont Fire Chief and was active in the Lamont Community and Saddle Clubs.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane (Wessels); his children: Terri (David) Beavers, Converse, Texas, Cheryl (Beaner) Harris, Lamont; DeAnna Harris-Miller, Independence, Iowa; Joe Harris (Rachel), Dacono, Colo., and Justin (Jackie) Harris, Marion, Iowa.
He is also survived by 16 grandchildren: Jason, Jamie, Kade, Brent, Kaleb, Kara, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Keegan, Gabrial, Xander, Emma, Ivan, Mckenna, Cody, and Kylie; and Bompo to 6 great grandchildren: Evan, Dawson, Bella, Raelynn, Merrick and Ella. Larry is also survived by four brothers and sisters: Darrell (Jan) Harris, Don (Betty) Harris, Loretta (Tony) Svoboda, and Charlotte (Dave) Powell. Larry is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and special sister-in-law, Deb Kremer.
Larry often shared words of wisdom and "Larry-isms" to include, "It doesn't matter what you did…. what you are going to do about it, is what matters most" and countless others not suitable for print. He will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016 in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Strawberry Point with Father Paul Peters officiating. Casketbearers will be: Justin Harris, Joe Harris, Jason Burns, Kade Harris, Brent Harris, and Matt Beaver. Honorary bearers will be Kaleb Miller, Ezekial Miller, Isaiah Miller, Gabrial Miller, Keegan Harris, Xander Harris, Joe Fannon, Fred Bolinger, Dan Moyle, and Mary Ann Dozark. Interment will take place at St. Albert's Cemetery east of Lamont. Visitation will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Strawberry Point on Friday, Aug. 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until services.
The Fawcett Funeral Homes of Lamont are assisting the family with arrangements. Online at under obituaries.
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Fawcetts Funeral Home
915 Washington St
Lamont, IA 50650
(319) 935-3327
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20, 2016
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