William D. “Willie” Harris, age 88, of Alhambra, passed away Friday, February 6 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services for 88 year old William D. “Willie” Harris will be Monday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Alhambra. Friends may call Monday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Hospital or Hitz Memorial Home.
He was born on Wednesday, June 16, 1926, in Bingham, IL, the son of Everett and Bessie (nee Meyer) Harris.
On Sunday, June 18, 1950, he married Delores M. Harris nee Stoecklin.
Born at Bingham, IL. He attended Alhambra School till the 11th grade then went to Edwardsville High School and graduated in 1944. He served with the US Navy during WWII. He worked for Illinois Central Railroad as a Telegraph Operator for 40 years. He was an avid quail hunter and had bird dogs for over 50 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following his granddaughter’s sporting events.
Son – Barry D. (Kathy) Harris, Alhambra, IL
Granddaughter – Stephanie M. (fiancé Calvin J. Potthast) Harris, Alhambra, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Everett R. Harris
Mother – Bessie E. Harris nee Meyer
Wife – Delores M. Harris nee Stoecklin died 6/11/2002
Brother – Dennis E. Harris died 7/17/1972
Sister – Charlene Mary Lou Harris died 10/30/2004
Brother – Richard Harris (infant)
Sister In-law – Charlene J. Harris died 4/20/1984.