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RODGER E. HARRIS


1944 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
KANEVILLE - Rodger E. Harris, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness with cancer. He was born July 18, 1944 in La Porte, IN the son of the late George and Sarah Pauline (Brown) Harris. Rodger was very proud to serve his county with the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis from 1961-1965. He was a member of the American Legion Yorkville Post 489. Rodger was employed for over 46 years with the Iron Workers Union Local 393 in Aurora. He currently worked for Central Machinery of Big Rock until his retirement in 2009. Rodger is survived by his devoted wife, Denise (Enders) Harris of Kaneville; his daughters, Hailee Harris of Kaneville, Wendy (Mark) Bank of Bristol and Tammy (Frank) Goetzinger of Yorkville, along with his five grandchildren, Paige Bank, A.J. Bank, Payton Bank, Abby McCartney and Nicholas Goetzinger; his brothers, Garry Harris, Larry (Beverly) Harris and Jim (Chris) Payne; his sisters, Georgia (Rich) Sears and Patti (Doug) Douglas; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Rodger was a loving husband, father and grandfather to his family and will truly be missed for his witty jokes and his colorful stories. He was an avid fisherman who loved the great outdoors, spending many trips with his family to Canada and the Northwoods. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be held Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private at Kaneville Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the educational fund that is being established for his daughter, Hailee Harris. For further information please call 630-466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 25, 2014
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