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Saturday, May. 25, 2024

John Richard Harris

John Richard Harris, 76, of Rockford, died at 9:56 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital in Van Wert.

He was born February 25, 1937, in Paulding County, the son of the late Walter and Marvel (Scott) Harris. In 1967, he married Mary Ann (Michael) Harris, who preceded him in death on January 2, 2009.

Survivors include two brothers, Doyle E. (Jane) Harris of Van Wert and Terry L. (Jill) Harris of Haviland; several nieces and nephews; and his companion, Kathy Sill of Rockford.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, June 4, at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford. Burial will follow in Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina, with graveside military rites performed by the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Calling hours are from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Rockford EMS squad.

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POSTED: 05/31/13 at 9:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries