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“I loved taking care of Pat while she was at Green Hills. She was a joy to talk to. I will truly miss her. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: DeAnn Freel - Nevada, IA - Friend

“Hugs and Prayers to all of you. I have very fond memories of Pat and Spud from our fun Harris Reunions in the Quad Cities all those years ago! May...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ria Trimble-Voelker - Gibson City, IL

“Heaven has received another angel. You were a dear friend. I'm sorry I cannot celebrate your life. My husband is in hospital. You are in my thoughts...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Rita Lindahl - Boone, IA

“Words cannot express the sympathy and Hopethis message brings to you and your family today.With Our thoughts and PrayersLinda and Jerry McCullough ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jerry and Linda McCullough - IA

“So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. I always enjoyed visiting with her. Diann Nelson ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“She was the best Aunt ever. You are all in our prayers ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Kreibaum - Everly, IA

“I have so many great memories of visiting Aunt Pat, Spud and the cousins when growing up. I will miss her. I'm so glad we got to visit a couple of...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sheila Hanson - Albuquerque, NM


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Patricia (Pat) Harris was born December 21st, 1931 to Gus C. Gustafson and Vivian Viola Gustafson. She graduated from Rippey High School and married her high school sweetheart, Marvin (Spud) Harris September 5th, 1949.

In younger days Pat and Spud rode their motorcycle thru every state in the U.S. except Hawaii. Riding for a while with the "Retreads" their motorcycle gang. Pat retired from 3M after working their for 23 years. She enjoyed making beautiful porcelain dolls. Pat loved red geraniums, the Iowa State Fair and the Iowa Hawkeyes. But her most precious treasures were all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Pat leaves behind her sons, Raymond (Diana) Harris of Sheldahl; Jack (Margaret) Harris of Slater and daughter, Jill (Mike) Post of Nevada, seven grandchildren: Travis (Erin) Harris and Nicole (Charlie) Husak of Polk City; Chad (Carrie) Harris of Grimes, Jodi Harris of Clive and Jenny Harris of Scottsdale, AZ; Amber (Nathan) Freel of Nevada and Hollie (Andrew) Allen of Huxley; thirteen great grandchildren: Owen and Anna Harris; Emma, Abby, Ella, Alivia and Isabel Husak of Polk City; Cailynn and Chase Harris of Grimes; Eva Freel of Nevada; Ashton, Drew and Darcy of Huxley.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Spud, her parents and her sisters: Nancy Hanson and JoAnn Oman.