Irene A. Harris, 86 of Lewiston, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Winona Health.
Irene was born April 13, 1931 in Viola, WI to John and Lena (Hill) Johnson. On September 23, 1947 she married Paul Russell Harris. They made their home in Rockford, IL for some time before moving to Rushford and eventually Lewiston. She worked at Rush Products for many years until her retirement. She was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lewiston.
Irene enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidery, walking, collecting angels and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Russ (Joyce) Harris of Trempealeau, Kenny (Cheryl Thompson) Harris of Chatfield and Steve (Jeanne) Harris of Prior Lake; daughter-in-law, Viola Harris; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; two daughters, Diane Harris and Carol Woxland; son, Ray Harris; two sisters, Hattie Larson and Netti Bailey; two brothers, Bud Johnson and Virgil Johnson and daughter-in-law, Georgina Harris.
Funeral Service is 11 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lewiston with the Reverend Paul Kuckhahn and Reverend Michael A. Lindemann officiating. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday at Hoff Funeral Home - Lewiston and one hour prior to the service at church. Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please share a memory of Irene and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.
Irene, You will be forever missed. You always attended our activities, and I will miss my Uno, Kings Corner, and Outburst buddy! I will always treasure your last words to me, which was just a few days ago. I was reading the newspaper to you, and was reading your horoscope, which said you will make new friends this month, and you said " I have, and you're one of them. " That made my day! You were such a sweet lady. Rest in Peace.
Hannah- Wellness Assistant at Saint Anne's
Grandma, you will forever be loved and missed! I'll never forget your life lesson to me as a little girl about spitting in the wind, you sure did laugh hard about that ???... thank you for always making me feel special and your nickname for me (Jilly) ..I'll always treasure your last words to me a couple weeks ago (I love you too Jilly) .You were an amazing woman, I'm so grateful you were my grandma!!
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