Corine E. Harris

Corine E. Harris, (nee Wald), 71, of West Bend was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Maple Dale Manor surrounded by her loving family.

Corine was born on the Fourth of July in 1934, to Martin J. and Janet M. (nee Wollenzien) Wald in Milwaukee, where she also spent her childhood. She attended Divine Savior High School. After her graduation, she honorably joined the United States Air Force Reserves.

During the time in which she spent serving her country, she met her soul mate, Edwin L. Harris. On April 18, 1958, in Fort Atkinson, Corine and Edwin dedicated their love and their lives to one another through their exchange of wedding vows.

After marriage, the couple began a beautiful family of their own, whom Corine devoted her love and energy to raising and nurturing. They spent several years traveling with Edwin’s career in the Air Force, and in 1976, they moved to the Jackson area.

Corine began working as a seamstress for Amity Leather from 1977 until 1994. After proudly retiring, Edwin and Corine purchased a motor home and spent their free time traveling, like they loved to do. In addition to traveling, Corine also enjoyed every moment that she was able to spend with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Corine will be forever remembered and missed by her treasured children, Mark (Betty) Harris of Michigan, Martin (Julie) Harris of West Bend, Susan (Ron) Schmidt of West Bend, and William (Patty) Harris of West Bend; her cherished grandchildren, Daniel, Patrick, Rebecca, Martin Jr. (Fiance Jamie), Rachel, Elizabeth, Crystal, Keith, Melissa, Samuel, Tina, Erin, and Krista; and her adored great-grandchildren, Derrick and Isabella. She will also be missed by her loving sister, Carol Swan of Jackson; her brother-in-law, Richard (Sue) Harris of Fort Atkinson; her sister-in-law, Bernice (Don) Ferenbach of Michigan; many nieces, nephews, other special relatives, and many dear friends.

Corine was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her parents, her loving husband and best friend, Edwin L. Harris; her dear son, Lawrence Micheal; and her loving sister, Dolores Jordan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in honor of Corine on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 331 Main St., Kewaskum, with Father Ed Kornath officiating. Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Monday, May 8, 2006 from 4 p.m. until the time of a Prayer Service conducted by Chaplain Vince Marolla at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered at this time to the Harris Family.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 338-2050; www.phillipfuneralhome.com.