Charlyn A. Harris, 74, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 26, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth Mn. , meeting his blessed Savior Jesus Christ in his new heavenly home.
Charlyn was born in Superior WI to her father Bert A. Wick and mother Marian (Hasis) Wick on Good Friday of Holy Week, March 26, 1948. She began her early education attending UW Elementary-Middle School – Superior Campus McCaskil. She then attended Superior Senior High School and graduated in 1966.
Char then began his college education at UW-Superior, majoring in English and Speech, from the fall of 1966 to 1970. It was in 1969 that Char was offered a position with Superior Water Light and Power and started her career in a company where she found the job. both challenging and very rewarding. The dearest associates and friends she met and worked with were the dearest friends of her life, namely Debbie Cummerford, Nancy Sanoski and Chris Swanson. She retired in July 2008.
Char met and married Gary L Harris of Superior on March 23, 1971 and on that date, a few months ago, remembered a 51 year anniversary together.
Char’s love for animals was great. She always referred to her “fur kids” and she was very fond of “Pooky”, Brady, Ben and Tawny. Char has also been involved with the Douglas County Animal Alliance, devoting time to this Humane Association.
Gary, her husband, her aunt Betty Bennett, superior, her sister Susan Harpke of Fall Creek WI, her niece, Lisa (David) Wuebben, Fall Creek WI, her nephew Greg Harpke Jr (Tina) of Lakeville MN, and her great- nephews and nieces Brandon (Laura) Wuebben, Stephen Wuebben, Collin (Morgan) Wuebben, Abby Wuebben, Brock and Dominic Harpke, Samantha and Isabel Knutson.
Char was pursued in death by her parents, her brother-in-law Greg Harpke, her brother John, and her two great-nephews Cooper and Qniten Harpke.
Char’s family would like to thank Char’s dear friends Debbie Cummerford and Nancy Sanaski for their loving care and tireless time with her in her final days, you are angels. Also, our most sincere thanks to Fr. Steven Burns of St. Albans Church for his loving visits which greatly enriched his Spirit with the strength and peace of God which “passes all understanding”. Sincere thanks also go to St. Mary’s Duluth for their expert care, love and compassion.
His final disposal will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Superior WI