John A. Harris, 63, passed away Friday at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center.  John was born in East St. Louis, IL, April 6, 1953, son of the late Francis and Martha (Nee:  Monds) Harris.

John was a graduate of Belleville West High School, Belleville, IL and Eastern Illinois University.  On July 16, 1977 in Mt. Morris, IL he was united in marriage to Margie C. Larson.  John was currently employed as a Certified Public Accountant by Brunswick in Lake Forest, IL for the past six years.  Prior employment included working at Modine Manufacturing for twenty-three years and at Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago.   He was a longtime member of Franksville United Methodist Church and a former Vice President of the Racine Soccer Club.   John enjoyed a round of golf and a game of Rummy.    Above all his greatest joy was his family as he loved coaching his son’s soccer teams and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Margie; his children: Lara (Peter) Spencer of Fall Creek, WI, Kristin (Aaron) Ziltener of Madison, Justin (Lisa) Harris of Racine; his grandchildren, Sammi, Nate, and Danny Spencer, Charlie Harris; brother, James (Susan) Harris of Tulsa, OK; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen Larson, Barbara Larson, Brad (Jenny) Larson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Helen Larson; and brother-in-law, Charles Larson.

Funeral services were held Thursday at the Franksville United Methodist Church, 10402 Northwestern Avenue, Franksville, WI with Rev. Dr. Patrick Schultz and Rev. Jim Scorgie officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a fund to be established in John’s name have been suggested.

 

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