Patricia Ann Harris (nee Martin), age 88 of Waukesha passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was born on March 25, 1933 in Waukesha, and was the only child of Melvin A. and Leola E. (Kremer) Martin.
Pat grew up in the Village of North Prairie where she attended Prairie View Elementary and graduated from Waukesha High School in 1951. While in high school, she was active in band, acapella choir, madrigal singers and FBLA. During that time she was also the vocalist in a small country-western dance band. Upon graduating from high school she began her career as a legal secretary, working for several area attorneys either full-time or part-time over the next 40+ years.
In 1952 Pat married Patrick McGee of the Town of Mukwonago. They later divorced. On Valentine’s Day of 1961 Pat married Richard Harris of Waukesha at the North Prairie Methodist Church and they have been married for over 60 years. In addition to her husband Richard, Pat is survived by two sons; Dan (Vicki) McGee of East Troy and David (Bonnie) Harris of Wales. Also surviving her are her 5 grandchildren, Erin and Brendan McGee both of Milwaukee, Dillon McGee of East Troy, Alexandra (David) Harris-Watson of Chicago and Megan Harris of Wales; and her 2 great-grandchildren, Josie and Jack McGee of East Troy.
Funeral Services for Pat will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 12:00 (noon) at Thelen Funeral Services (W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie, NW corner of Hwy 83 and Hwy 59). Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00AM until the time of services. Burial will take place in North Prairie Cemetery.
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