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“Sorry for your families lose. I remember your dad as a kind and considerate man. ”
1 of 58 | Posted by: Alan Eisenlohr and family

“A true gentleman with a gentle spirit ..a true servant christian...Rev Dan and Jolene Minor ”
2 of 58 | Posted by: Rev Dan Minor

“So sorry to hear this news....but also so happy for him that he is now with his Lord after such a long and blessed life! His gentleness and...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Dan and Rachel (Fritze) Kelm

“So sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing. We were in an airport heading for Myrtle Beach when we got the news. I have so many memories of his...Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: Marilyn Schmuker

“Im so sorry for your loss. Bill was my God father and a very sweet man. My heart goes out to the family in this sad time. ”
5 of 58 | Posted by: Jennifer Trott

“Dear Harris Family, so sorry to hear of Bill Sr's passing. He was a great man, who helped our family through many losses. The Sanford's were truly...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Jim Sanford

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 58 | Posted by: Steve & Anita Smith - Whitehall, MI

“Harris Family sorry for your loss. your dad was a kind man and always with a smile thoughts and prayers for the families.... ”
8 of 58 | Posted by: Manuel & Yolanda Avila - shelby, MI

“He lived a long and fruitful life and we are thankful for it. May God comfort his family. ”
9 of 58 | Posted by: Randy & Connie Lydens

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all and give you comfort. ”
10 of 58 | Posted by: Julie (Sillman) Foster

“So sorry for your loss Harris family. Bill was always a kind and considerate man. He provided a wonderful and thoughtful service to our community and...Read More »
11 of 58 | Posted by: Janet Campagna

“To all of Bill's family, You have so many fond memories of your dad I'm sure, treasure them always. His smiling face and kindness will be missed by...Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Becky and Gary Buchner

“We send sincere sympathy to you Bill and Helga and your family. You and your father have been there for us during some pretty tough times. Your dad...Read More »
13 of 58 | Posted by: Ted and Penny Studer

“So sorry for your loss. Heaven rejoices. ”
14 of 58 | Posted by: John & Carol Heykoop

“Read this on the way home from the cabin in the UP. So sorry for your loss! He was a kind and gentle man! ”
15 of 58 | Posted by: Bob & Kay Dunn

“Bill and Helga...our sincere condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry for the loss of your father. I'm sure your dad was a great husband,...Read More »
16 of 58 | Posted by: Judy & Bill Keeler

“Bill and Helga...my sincere condolences to you and your family. While I never met Mr. Harris, I have no doubts in my mind or heart that he was a...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Rev. Dan Barnum-Steggerda

“Harris family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Your father was a wonderful man and the community will greatly miss...Read More »
18 of 58 | Posted by: Chris Erickson

“Thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you all deal with the loss. May you find peace in the knowledge of the promises of God and the...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Milt & Ellen Georgson

“Bill & Helga, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved father! He was such a kind and gentle man... He will be missed! My heartfelt...Read More »
20 of 58 | Posted by: Sylvia Moulds

“Bill and family, we send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to you and yours during these difficult days. You and your dad played a large role in...Read More »
21 of 58 | Posted by: Terryl Wolfrath

“God's richest blessings on you and your family Mr. Harris. You dad was a wonderful man. Always had a smile when I saw him in town. Like father like...Read More »
22 of 58 | Posted by: Mary Byl-Rivera

“Bill & Family, My sincere condolences at this time of difficulty. Your father was a unique and wonderful man. He will be highly thought and spoken of...Read More »
23 of 58 | Posted by: Keith Hoffman

“Harris Family, My sincere condolences to your family, Mr. Harris has served our family for generations with the utmost kindness and professionalism....Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Sharon Compton Baatz

“Bill and family: We were sorry to hear about your father. You were so wonderful when we lost both my father and mother. We will never forget your...Read More »
25 of 58 | Posted by: Janice (Stover) and Terry Thompson

“As a pastor of many words and messages I truly am at a loss for words. I loved this man for who he was, his faith, caring heart, professional...Read More »
26 of 58 | Posted by: Earnest Cummings

“Dear Harris family, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. May it give you comfort knowing how many people truly care. ”
27 of 58 | Posted by: Laurie ( Critchett ) Griswold

“Billy, I will always remember your dad and mine laughing and joking together. Whenever I saw your dad, it would bring back good memories of my dad....Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: Julie Brown

“Is there any family in the community who hasn't been touched by the kindness and compassion of your father? I don't think so. He has buried so many...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Joanne Mills Kessler

“Dear Bill and Helga, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know it's been a hard time for you in the last couple of months of being here and him over...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: Nancy Nielsen-Hooc

“Dear Irene, Bill, Helga and family, and all the Harris Families, Our sincere sympathies on Bill's passing. He, like his son, was a very caring, soft...Read More »
31 of 58 | Posted by: Mike and Judie McGovern

“Dear Irene, Bill, Helga and all the Harris family, my condolences on your loss. Bill was an exceptional man who was able to reach out to so many...Read More »
32 of 58 | Posted by: Laura Beyer

“To the Family of Mr. William F. Harris, The membership of American Legion Post #234 in Hart, Michigan, would like to share our deepest sympathy with...Read More »
33 of 58 | Posted by: Mark R. Parrish

“Bill, Helga, and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was a caring individual whom made everyone comfortable when you needed to talk...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Laura Cederquist

“Our deepest sympathies for the loss you have suffered. Mr. Harris served the community for many years and was a great comfort to many in their...Read More »
35 of 58 | Posted by: Michelle Goodrich, Rothbury Community Church

“So sorry about your loss. Bill is in such a greater place now. I have been missing him and was thinking of going to Wisconsin to visit him. One...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Bill & Dawn Ross

“Bill, Helga and fmily, Your Dad was a wonderful man. He was kind, gentle, slow to speak and deep in compassion. Bill Harris was a genuine...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Mark & Lori Baker

“Dear Bill and Helga and Harris families, We are so sorry to hear about your your dad's passing. He was wonderful man and left a great heritage for...Read More »
38 of 58 | Posted by: Joe and Trish Varney

“So sorry to hear of your family's loss..I know his celebration will be handled well from experience with you. ”
39 of 58 | Posted by: Elaine Johnson

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
40 of 58 | Posted by: Roy and Madelyn Russell

“Dear Bill & Helga, My condolences to you and your family at the loss of your father. Every time I saw him in a visitation or funeral I thought to...Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: Ruth Babbitt

“To the family of Bill Harris - I was just checking the new obituaries and much to my surprise, I saw that familiar face. You have our sincere...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: John and Jill Mastee

“So sorry about your dad. He was a very nice man. ”
43 of 58 | Posted by: Lynda Mannor

“Bill and family..Our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your father. There are few men we meet in a lifetime that can be considered a true...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Bob and Denise Markiewicz

“Bill and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. I really enjoyed talking to him at the bank. He was great man that cared a lot about...Read More »
45 of 58 | Posted by: Gary J. Bailey

“Bill and family, Our sincere thoughts and prayers to your family. Your Dad was a special person and helped our family get through many sad times. A...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: John & Ann Peterson

“Dear Bill, Helga and the Harris Family. We are saddened to learn of Bill Sr's passing. Your father was a wonderful funeral director and a mentor to...Read More »
47 of 58 | Posted by: Brad and Rita King, King Funeral Homes, Hart and Ludington

“My deepest condolences to the Harris family with the passing of the gentlest, nicest man I've ever been privileged to know. I don't think I ever...Read More »
48 of 58 | Posted by: Jane Malbouef

“To the entire Harris family. Our thoughts and prayers are sent with love. We rejoice in the knowledge that Mr. Harris has joined the church...Read More »
49 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Our condolences go out to all the Harris family at this time of loss. We always thought so highly of Bill and knew him to be a role model to those in...Read More »
50 of 58 | Posted by: Doug & Sarah Peterson; Dave & MIndy Cummings

“This world has lost a wonderful man. He was always so kind to those in need. May the love of friends console you, his family, as he has done for us...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Kathy Tietz Boone

“Our deepest sympathy to your family. He was always there for the Hallack and Block families during our times of need. Ron always enjoyed talking...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Ron and Jeri Block

“To the Harris family, thinking of you and sending you our heartfelt condolences. Bill was the perfect selection by Burton Cooper so many years ago...Read More »
53 of 58 | Posted by: Bud, Lynn, Jack Cooper & family

“To the Harris Family: My prayers and condolences. He poured his life into the community with such caring, poise and grace. What a fine example. ...Read More »
54 of 58 | Posted by: Nancy Falkner

“Very sorry to read about Bill's passing. It was always a pleasure speaking with him. Thoughts and prayers for the entire Harris family. ”
55 of 58 | Posted by: Bob & Colleen Simonson

“Bill, Patty, Lisa and all of the family, My condolences and heartfelt joy that he is now with God above. A very caring man. He has touched my life...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Rob and Deb Neuman

“Such a huge loss for his family and the community. His compassion and dignity has been a comfort to so many people in their hardest of times. May he...Read More »
57 of 58 | Posted by: Wayne and Debra Hittle

“So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. What an amazing and caring man he was and was always there to help in time of need. My prayers are with his...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Sue Rusch


WILLIAM F. "BILL" HARRIS of Shelby, MI died August 30, 2016 at the age of 91. He began working at Sullivan Funeral Home in Grand Rapids and later was employed at Lee Funeral Home in Muskegon Heights. He and his wife, Irene Schroeder became a partner of Burton Cooper in 1961 and sole owner in 1963. Harris operated the funeral home and ambulance service for many years. He was a graduate of the college of mortuary science at Wayne State University.