Richard Harris, Chamberlain
Richard Donald "Dick" Harris, 74, Chamberlain, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Sanford Mid Dakota Care Center, Chamberlain. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Chamberlain. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemet...
Richard Donald "Dick" Harris, 74, Chamberlain, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Sanford Mid Dakota Care Center, Chamberlain.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Chamberlain. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Chamberlain. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel, Chamberlain. There will be a 7 p.m. Scripture service Tuesday at the church.
He was born Aug. 2, 1934 in Faulkton, to Forrest and Lilyon (Wagner) Harris.
He attended schools in Rockham and Aberdeen before enlisting in the Marine Corps. Stationed in California, he served from 1953 to 1956 at the end of the Korean War, after which he moved back to Frankfort.
On June 5, 1957, he married Josephine Robinson at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Frankfort.
They lived in Frankfort until 1966 when they moved to Stratford. In 1977, they moved to Chamberlain where he worked for the South Dakota Wheat Growers until his retirement in 1993. After his retirement, he worked various jobs for friends and family in the area.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Chamberlain, the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife; five children: Timothy and wife Liz, Westminster, Colo., Alan and wife Leslie, Lakewood, Colo.; Deborah Hieb and husband Kevin, Greeley, Colo.; Gary and wife Neoma, Chamberlain; Kimberly Rogers and husband Tom, Fort Pierre;11 grandchildren; two brothers: Doyle Harris, Davenport, Iowa; Bill Kissner, Port Isabel, Texas; three sisters: Mavis Jacot, Coon Rapids, Minn.; Joyce Dressler and husband Larry, Tyler, Texas; and Mary Harty and husband Del, Blaine Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Hazel Schone and Doreen Schlepp; sister-in-law Mary Hurst; and six brothers-in-law: Gordon Schone, Joe Hinker, Alvie Jacot, Orville Schlepp, Charles Hurst and Ed Voegele.