William Harris Obituary

William R. Harris
William R. Harris
William R. Harris

May 12, 1924 - February 7, 2005
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Panora, IA
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William R. "Bill" Harris, 80, passed from this life on Monday, February 7, 2005 at his home in Panora, IA. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Panora. Committal services and burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Bill was born the son of William and Emma (Oliver) Harris on May 12, 1924 in Des Moines. He played basketball for East High School and softball for a number of Des Moines area teams. He married Shirley Menough on June 27, 1944, while serving in the Coast Guard during WW II. After returning from the war, Bill was employed with Des Moines Rubber Stamp and Wallace Homestead. He later joined the sales force at Recording and Statistical Co., where he remained until his retirement. Bill was a member of the Optimist Club, the Dowling Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and a life long Hawkeye and Yankee fan.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four sons, William, Jr. and his wife, Priscilla of Des Moines, Bruce of Osceola, Bradley and his wife, Brenda of Grundy Center, and Robert and his wife, Lisa of Bloomington, MN; a brother, William Gray of Toledo; a sister, Cecilia Mathern of Glen Allen, VA; and seven grandchildren, Magan, Dylan, Kristin, Conner, Patrick, Colin, and Will.

A visitation will be held after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and a Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to go to either Dowling High School or Hospice of Central Iowa.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Cecilia's Catholic Church
220 N 1st Street
Panora, IA US 50216
Thursday, February 10, 2005
10:30 AM
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Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, February 10, 2005
2:30 PM


Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA 50265-4725