Robert E. Harrison, 83, of St. Cloud, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Cherrywood Advanced Living in St. Cloud.
Robert was born in Strawberry Point, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1930, to Earl and Bessie (Livzey) Harrison. He graduated from St. Charles High in 1948. Robert proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
. He received the Combat Infantry Badge 1st Award, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
, and the United Nations Service Medal. Robert worked as a salesman at Coca Cola, Wonderbread, Old Dutch and Prudential.
He enjoyed family outings, especially boating and water-skiing.
Robert is survived by five children, David (Tricia) Harrison of Colorado Springs, Colo., Susan (Jeff) Flemming of Sartell, Tom Harrison of Rochester, Jim (Cindy) Harrison of Plainview and Jan (Dan) Cotroneo of Woodbury; nine grandchildren, Alex, Ashley, AJ, Amanda, Andrew, Niki, Luke, Courtney and Tyler; and a sister.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lois and Arlene.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, and an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling at a later date.
Memorials can be directed to Robert's family.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600, ranfranzandvinefh.com