Audrey Harris, 96

Audrey Norma Emmaline Harris, age 96, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2108 at the Meeker Manor in Litchfield.

A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saint’s Lutheran Church in Darwin, with visitation at the church from 9 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be at Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Those attending the Celebration of Life for Audrey Harris, may honor her memory by wearing Minnesota Twins clothing.

Arrangements are with the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield. Online guestbook is available at www.johnsonhagglund.com.

Audrey was born Dec. 2, 1921, in Cosmos, the daughter of Harry and Jennie (Lindberg) Hanson.

She grew up in Cosmos, and was baptized June 19, 1924, and confirmed in 1934 at First Lutheran Church of Cosmos.

Audrey was active in the VFW Girls Drum and Bugle Corp for three years, and played softball for Litchfield for 10 years.

She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1941. After graduation, she was employed at the Hotel Coffee Shop, Fransein’s Café, and the Gamble Store in Litchfield.

Audrey was united in marriage to Clarence (Bud) E. Harris, Jr. Oct. 17, 1948, at the First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The couple lived in Lincoln Park, MI, before returning to Minnesota, where they operated the Harris Café in Cosmos; and then moving to Darwin in 1959.

Audrey was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Darwin.

Over the years, she worked a variety of jobs in the canning factory, babysitting, dog sitting, as well as a homemaker.

She enjoyed bowling, softball, baseball, Litchfield Dragon sports, snowmobiling, music in the park, euchre, travel, serving in a variety of volunteer positions at church and the VFW Auxiliary, time with family, and most of all, the Minnesota Twins.

Audrey is survived by her daughters, Jaclyn (Michael) McGhee of Litchfield, and Jolene (Mark) Cooper of Vancouver, WA; grandchildren Andrew (Tamra) Lenz of Oakdale, Kelly (Jason) Hathaway of Woodland, WA, Beth (Kelly) Shinners of Vancouver, WA, and Jared McGhee of Fargo, ND; and great-grandchildren Cole Hathaway, Logan Hathaway, Keegan Shinners, and Emmiline Shinners.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Jennie Hanson; her husband, Clarence “Bud” Harris, Jr.; daughter Janelle (Harris) McRae; brother LeRoy Hanson; and sister Lillias (Jo) (Hanson) Gilhousen.

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