Sylvia J. Harris, 85A light went out in Red Wing when Sylvia Jeannetta Harris passed peacefully in her sleep on March 19 at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing.
A light went out in Red Wing when Sylvia Jeannetta Harris passed peacefully in her sleep on March 19 at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park in Red Wing.
Sylvia was born in Red Wing to Sper and Clara Laudas on April 25, 1927. She attended Red Wing Central High School and afterwards worked as a painter at the Red Wing Pottery.
On Feb. 14, 1946, she married a handsome WWII veteran named Glenn Harris and settled down to raise a family. As each of their five children came, they made a happy home for them. She worked as a nurses aid at the City Hospital in Red Wing. They lived for a while in Brigham City, Utah, but returned "home" to Red Wing where she spent the remainder of her life.
She had many interests and enjoyed writing poetry, cooking, crocheting, and genealogy. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving there in several capacities.
She is survived by her children, Julie Hubble (Robert); Rita Ruiz (Jesus); Matthew Harris (Paula), LaMar Harris, and Rebecca Harris (Vicky); 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Harris; father, Sper Laudas; mother, Clara Anway Laudas; and a grandchild, Christine Hubble Meyer.
Services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Red Wing on March 22. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.
May you rest in peace, dearest mother and grandma.