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Ted Harris

March 12, 1926 May 7, 2016
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Ted Harris, 90, of Earlham passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Madison County Hospital in Winterset. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, May 12th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Earlham. Memorial services will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, May 13th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Earlham. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa and/or the Earlham Rescue Unit and sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Ted was born on March 12, 1926 to Merritt and Athol (Campfield) Harris in Greenfield, Iowa. As a child the family moved several times with his father’s job, finally settling in Earlham in the early 1940’s. He attended Earlham High School and graduated with the class of 1944. Following graduation Ted enrolled at Iowa State University in Ames. During his time in college he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he was stationed in Shanghai, China. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home to Earlham. On August 2, 1952 he was united in marriage to Carol Hardin in Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Eve, Carrie, Ben and Dan.

Ted began working with his father and brother in the family’s earth moving business, Harris Construction. Following that he played a key role for McAninch Construction, a job he continued well into his 70’s. In his spare time, Ted enjoyed mushroom hunting and writing editorials. He and his wife enjoyed scuba diving and spent vacations scuba diving. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends and beloved pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Merritt and Athol Harris and brothers, Roy and Don Harris.

Ted leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Carol; children: Eve Harris (Ron Cochran) of Redfield, Carrie (Nick) Knight of Earlham, Ben (Leann) Harris of Adel and Dan Harris (Veronica Cake) of Adel; grandchildren: Chad Knight, Ava Harris, Will Harris; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

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Visitation

Thursday

12

May

6:00 PM 5/12/2016 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/12/2016 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham

140 N.W. 2nd St.
Earlham, IA 50072

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham
140 N.W. 2nd St. Earlham 50072 IA
United States

Service

Friday

13

May

1:00 PM 5/13/2016 1:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham

140 N.W. 2nd St.
Earlham, IA 50072

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham
140 N.W. 2nd St. Earlham 50072 IA
United States
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