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Wayne E. Harris


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Wayne E. Harris Obituary
Wayne E. Harris, 70, Washington, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018, at New Haven Care Center.

Wayne, son of the late Edward Harris and wife Clara, nee Campbell, was born July 14, 1947, in Rome, N.Y. He was united in marriage to Christine Engemann Sept. 10, 1994, at Holy Family Church in Inverness, Ill. Wayne's early childhood in the Boy Scouts fostered a lifelong love of the outdoors, and his first job was as a paperboy in upstate New York. Over the years, he rose through the ranks in the newspaper and magazine publishing business, eventually becoming the national retail sales director for Outside magazine. His love of the outdoors and travel made the job perfect for him. He and Chris traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, and together they visited 49 states and countries on five continents. His enjoyment of reading, chess, science fiction, history, politics, football, music and cultures meant that wherever they went, he found something to enjoy.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Christine Harris, Washington; two sons, Michael Harris, Ocala, Fla., and Matthew Harris, Nashville, Tenn.; one brother, Kurt Harris and wife Kathy, Sanford, Fla.; six siblings-in-law, Dolores Henderson, Tallahassee, Fla., Teresa Volkerding and husband Michael, Marthasville, Jenny Engemann, Lake Sherwood, David Engemann and wife Debbie, Marthasville, Carl Engemann and wife Mechelle, Loganville, Ga., and John Engemann and wife Julie, Marthasville; two grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah Harris, both of Nashville, Tenn.; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at Miller Funeral Home, Washington, Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Interment will be private.

Memorials are appreciated to New Haven Hospice Care, New Haven Care Center or the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church.

Arrangements are in care of Miller Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on July 11, 2018
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