Fred W. Harris, 94, of Davenport, died, Monday, May 10, 2021 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 14, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries with a rosary at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Fred was born May 29, 1926 in Davenport, a son of Fred and Irene (Kunz) Harris. He was united in marriage to Mary Stamm on October 25, 1952 at St. Robert’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together they shared over 68 years of marriage.
Fred proudly served our country in the Army during World War II. He received a Bronze Star for his bravery during the Battle of the Colmar Pocket with the 12th Armored Division. He was wounded in a German counterattack.
After his discharge, Fred worked as a photographer for Fredrick Studios in Davenport, a passion he continued to pursue during his life. Fred retired as an Industrial Engineer with the Department of Defense working at the Rock Island Arsenal. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, walking and being outdoors. He loved to travel, especially to the World Fairs throughout the United States and Canada and took great pride in had raising trophy show pigeons.
Fred was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Michael (Mary Jo) Harris, Madison, WI, John Harris, and Nancy (Brian) McKee, all of Davenport; a daughter-in-law, Grace Harris, Centerville, Iowa; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Dr. Brad) Yaklich, Morrison, IL, Melissa (Seth) Harness, Moline, Margaret McKee, Davenport, and Willis Harris; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Lilly, Jaxon, Jayden, Eli, Genevieve, and Theodore; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel, a grandson, Michael, his parents, and a brother, Edgar.