John A. Harris

April 6, 1953 - April 15, 2016
Racine, WI



Wednesday, April 20, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Franksville United Methodist Church
10402 Northwestern Avenue
Franksville, WI 53126

and Thursday at the church 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.


Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 AM CDT
Franksville United Methodist Church
10402 Northwestern Avenue
Franksville, WI 53126


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Memorials to the family for a fund to be established in John's name.

Life Story / Obituary


John A. Harris, age 63, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center. John was born in East St. Louis, IL, April 6, 1953, son of the late Francis and Martha (Nee: Monds) Harris.

John was a graduate of Belleville West High School, Belleville, IL and Eastern Illinois University. On July 16, 1977 in Mt. Morris, IL he was united in marriage to Margie C. Larson. John was currently employed as a Certified Public Accountant by Brunswick in Lake Forest for the past six years. Prior employment included working at Modine Manufacturing for twenty-three years and at Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago. He was a longtime member of Franksville United Methodist Church and a former Vice President of the Racine Soccer Club. John enjoyed a round of golf and a game of Rummy. Above all his greatest joy was his family as he loved coaching his son’s soccer teams and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Margie; his children, Lara (Peter) Spencer of Fall Creek, WI, Kristin (Aaron) Ziltener of Madison, Justin (Lisa) Harris of Racine; his grandchildren, Sammi, Nate, and Danny Spencer, Charlie Harris; brother, James (Susan) Harris of Tulsa, OK; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen Larson, Barbara Larson, Brad (Jenny) Larson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Helen Larson; and brother-in-law, Charles Larson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at the Franksville United Methodist Church, 10402 Northwestern Avenue, Franksville with Rev. Dr. Patrick Schultz and Rev. Jim Scorgie officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the church from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Thursday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Private interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a fund to be established in John’s name have been suggested.