We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Thelen Funeral Service and Synergy Crematory
Richard (Dick) Coman Harris of Waukesha passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at the age of 86. He was born on August 12, 1936 in Waukesha, the youngest son of George and Mabel (nee Kilpatrick) Harris.
Dick graduated from Waukesha High School in 1954, where he was active in sports, including volleyball and basketball. After high school he served in the Air National Guard and married Patricia Ann Martin on Valentine’s Day, 1961 at the North Prairie Methodist Church. A devoted husband and father, Dick volunteered for many years as a leader of the Prairie Pioneers 4-H club in North Prairie and remained married to Pat until her passing in 2021.
As a skilled woodworker, Dick spent a number of years building cabinets for a North Prairie manufacturer and took on many home renovation and repair projects throughout his life. He was later employed by RTE-Asea/Magnetek where he assembled large electrical transformers and retired after 20+ years of service. In retirement, he worked part time delivering supplies for Waukesha Auto Paint and Supply for several years.
Dick will be deeply missed by his sons Dan (Vicki) McGee of East Troy and David (Bonnie) Harris of Wales; grandchildren Erin (Raymond Retassie) McGee, Dillon McGee, Brendan McGee, Alexandra (David) Harris-Watson, and Megan Harris; great-grandchildren Josie and Jack McGee; sisters JoAnn Steward and Nan Letson; and many other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; wife Pat; brothers George Harris, Jim Harris, and Bruce Harris; and sisters Jean Beaster, Edith Harris, and Helen Virginia Harris.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The family also wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the caring and professional staff of Angel’s Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Thelen Funeral Service (W309 S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie – northwest corner of Hwy 83 and Hwy 59). Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the service at 12:00 PM. Burial will take place in North Prairie Cemetery immediately after the service with a light lunch to follow at the funeral home.