Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph for James O. Harris, age 73, of St. Joseph, formerly of Hastings, who died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at his home as a result of cancer, surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Greg Miller OSB will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Monday between 4-9 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home and on Tuesday after 9 a.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. St. Joseph American Legion Post No. 328 will pray at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Parish Prayers at 7 p.m.
Jim was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Marine On St. Croix to Ben and Ann (Novak) Harris. He married Cecilia Stang on Jan. 18, 1958, at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. They lived in Richmond for 10 years where Jim owned the Richmond Barber and Beauty Shop. They moved to Hastings in 1969 where Jim was employed as a printing supervisor for Smead Manufacturing and as a part time barber for Fran's Midtown Barber Shop. Jim and Ceil moved to St. Joseph approximately seven years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph and St. Joseph American Legion Post No. 328.
His hobbies included woodworking, crafts, gardening and he also had a sharpening service. His passions were his family and sharing his sense of humor with those around him.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia, St. Joseph; children, Anita Harris Walz, St. Joseph, Benno Harris (Laura), Burnsville, Eileen Ottney (Paul), Frederic, Wis., Karen Harris, Hastings, Mary Shepherd (Rodney), Hastings, Joseph "JD" Harris (Christina), Wyoming; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Stanley "Bud" Harris, Brainerd, Bob Harris (Mary Lou), St. Cloud, Joanne Johnson, Ironton, Donna Johnson, Ironton, and Gale Harris (Lu), Brooklyn Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Richard Harris and Dorothy Radice; sons-in-law, George Walz and Frank Allen; and brothers-in-law, John Johnson, Jerry Radice and Floyd Dingmann.
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