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David "Harry" Harrison

David “Harry” W. Harrison, age 73, of Willmar, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, at Carris Health Rice Care Center in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home and visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.  www.petersonbrothers.com

David Warren Harrison was born on June 24, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Warren and Winnefred (Olsson) Harrison.  He grew up in Little Falls and graduated from Little Falls High School in 1965.  David earned a degree in electrical engineering from Letourneau College in Longville, TX.  In 1972, he was married to Bernadette “Berni” Benusa and they made their home in Willmar.  David was employed at Willmar Manufacturing, AGCO and Douglas Machine in Alexandria.  He retired in 2009 due to health reasons.  He was an active member of the Church of St. Mary and served as a lector.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.  His hobbies included traveling, tent camping, reading, bowling, collecting stamps and attending art shows with Berni.  He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.  Harry will be best remembered for his good sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Berni of Willmar; three daughters, Kelora “Kellie” Harrison of Willmar, Ivy Harrison (and Joshua Jensen) of New Ulm, Andrea Harrison (and Chad Razink) of Clontarf; and five grandchildren, Himalaya, Theory, Henley, Scholar and Carson.  Also surviving is one brother, Paul (and Karen) Harrison of Castro Valley, CA., and one sister, Carol Robinson of Killeen, TX., besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Sid Robinson.

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So very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. We were good friends in high school. Afterwards, I used to visit his family when I lived in SW Minnesota. Sadly, I roved away and lost contact.I think our favorite class in high school was physics. We sat in the back and chit chatted often. A fellow classmate once remarked, "You and Harrison sure make a lot of noise back there!"Rest well, old friend.Patrick Hines, Class of '65Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Patrick Hines Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

Harrison family,So sorry for you loss. David was a great guy. We knew him from Little Falls and went to school and church with himJohn & Joan Wester

John Wester Sep 13 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers. Cindy Finberg

Cindy Finberg Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies to David's family. Know your in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy Finberg

Cindy Finberg Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss Uncle David, but cherish the memories of coming up to visit Minnesota when we were kids. Our prayers are with you. Love, Lizi, Hunter, Kate, and Nathan RobinsonNathan Robinson

Nathan Robinson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We love you and send our love and thoughts to you at this timeRon and Diann Poepping

Ron and Diann Poepping Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM