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Memorial Service

Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Thursday September 22nd, 2022

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Carl Lee Harris

Carl Lee Harris age 78, of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Carl was born on November 7, 1943 in Ravenna to the late Vernon R. and Rita Mae (Baker) Harris and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1961. Carl was in the  U.S. Army in 1967-68 serving in Viet Nam.  He married Ruth Ann (Michaels) Harris on March 27, 1963 in Ravenna, MI she preceded him in death on October 9, 2005. He was a member of American Legion Post 297 in Ravenna, was very involved in Ravenna FFA and helped at the Muskegon County Fair for years.


Carl is survived by: 2 Sons: Vernon R. Harris II of Bailey, MI. and Michael T. (Cassie) Harris of Arkansas. 2 Daughters: Amy (Mario) Guzman and Allison (Brandon) Kantola both of Ravenna. 17 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. 2 Sisters: Lois J. (Laverne) Frantz and Alice A Minzey both of Ravenna. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Wife Ruth and 2 Grandsons: Jason & Drew Harris.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:00am at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Don VanSlyke officiating. Burial will be in Ravenna Township Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 9:00am until the time of service.

Memorials may be directed to: Conservation Club of Ravenna or Ravenna FFA.

Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook.

The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.

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A candle was lit in memory of Carl Harris

Gloria Klomparens Sep 25 2022 5:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Harris

Char Sep 21 2022 4:35 PM

Prayers to all the family he was a good man and very kind

Patty Evans Sep 21 2022 4:29 PM

Alice, Lois and all,

I simply want to thank you for sharing your wonderful brother with my family and the neighborhood. Carl was around the farm so often hanging with my brothers and as time went on he kept stopping in to see my folks

He was kind, he was hard working and he was a great neighbor and friend.

I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless,

Jennie McDonald Kruszynski

Jennie Kruszynski Sep 21 2022 9:47 AM

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. He was such a kind soul. ((hugs)).

Shelly Klein Sep 21 2022 8:26 AM

So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Connie Yates Sep 20 2022 9:35 AM

Sincere sympathy to the family of Carl. He was a kind man.

Mike and Paula Port Sep 19 2022 9:56 PM

Very sorry for your loss, comforting prayers

Grannis Venita Sep 19 2022 9:03 PM

Carl was a great neighbor! And will be soo missed. A fond memory we will always treasure was during the horrible snowstorm of 1978, Carl road his snowmobile into Ravenna for supplies. But first checked with the neighbors, with what our needs were.... As Jenni and Hailey were tiny,we needed a gallon of milk.. and it was delivered to our doorstep... thanks for being a great neighbor Carl! And hugs and prayers for his family. ❤

Kathy geib Sep 19 2022 5:19 PM