Jim Harris Death, Obituary – This evening, we were informed of the passing of one of our own, Firefighter Jim Harris, and it is with a heavy heart that we share this news. During this time of unimaginable suffering, his wife Kendra, his children, and the rest of his family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. It will be very difficult to fill the void left by Firefighter Harris. Chief Kitchen.
Jim was an avid follower of many sporting events, but his favorites were college football and men’s and women’s basketball. His allegiance lies with the Iowa Hawkeyes. In addition to that, he was an enthusiastic golfer and fisherman. Jim was a member of the Des Moines Golf & Country Club for 25 years, during which time he played innumerable games of golf there.
Jim is also well-known for the generous donations that he has made to the cardiac rehabilitation programs at the Unity Point Hospitals in Des Moines. His son, Greg Harris, his brother, George Harris, his granddaughter, Jessica Dale, his mother and step-father, Dorothy and Bill Harley, and his former spouse, Jeannie Renda all passed away before Jim.
Janet, his wife of 33 years, and their children Christy (Eric) Smith, Dina (Ernie) Looney, Mike (Nina) Harris, and Michele (Cole) Summers are among those who will carry on Jim’s legacy. There are currently six grandchildren, and one more is on the way, in addition to four great grandchildren. Frank Harris, his brother, and Karen Formaro, his sister, both predeceased him. a large number of nieces and nephews, as well as his cherished yellow lab, Gary.
A visitation and a brief memorial ceremony will be held at the Iles-Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid, Iowa on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Jim. This event will take place on the 26th of January. Oatmeal cookies with raisins will be provided because Jim specifically requested them. His personal fave.
Jim was known for his kindness and generosity to his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, uncles, and friends. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will mourn his passing.