Ruth Harris(1932 - 2014)

Harris, Ruth C.

Ruth C. Harris, age 82 of rural Omro, (Eureka) passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13th, 2014.

Ruth was born March 3, 1932 in Oshkosh, the daughter of Myrtle and Jay Crego. On February 6, 1956 she was united in marriage to Donald R. Harris. Ruth was married happily for 56 years. Ruth worked at the Pickle Factory, Old Crow, and helped Don operate the Starlight Bar in Eureka. She then made the choice to begin babysitting in her home which she absolutely loved. Ruth always looked forward to warm weather so she could get outside to fish, do yard work, and garden. Once the tomatoes and cucumbers were ready her and Don began canning, which they did faithfully every year. During the cold months you could always count on going into the Harris home to the smell of a home cooked meal or Ruth baking. What she loved the most out of anything was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church. Ruth didn't go a day without reading the Bible and daily scripture. Ruth's bright welcoming smile and warm loving heart will be missed by many.

Ruth is survived by three sons: Jeff (Vicky), Mark, and Jason (Kim). Daughters: Elaine (Howard Smith) and Lori (Joe Bartelt). Sister and brother-in-laws: Dorothy (Leroy) Jantnar and John Graf. Ruth had 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved husband Donald Harris, daughter Peggy Harris. Sister/Brother-in-law Ruth and Euclid Tritt, brother-in-law Ivan (Betty), daughter-in-law Karen Harris. Brothers and Sisters: Rex (Dorothy) LaBreach, Issabile (Willie) Zienart, Mae (Frank) Jorgensen, Jay Crego Jr., Raymond Sr., Barbara Graff, Irene (Crego) Richardson, and Elizabeth (Ray) Crego. Mother and Father-in-law Sydney and Bessie (Angle) Harris.

Friends and relatives may call on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Eureka United Methodist Church, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Anita Genrich officiating. A luncheon will follow the service.


Funeral Home

Kwiatkowski Funeral Home
425 Jefferson Avenue Omro, WI 54963
(920) 685-2207

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 16, 2014