Jimmie Ritter Harris

  • Born: May 24, 1928
  • Died: March 3, 2016
  • Location: Centerville, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544

langefh@iowatelecom.net
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Jimmie Ritter Harris, age 87, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jimmie was born in Centerville, Iowa on May 24, 1928, the son of James P. Harris and Ruth Ritter Carmer. He attended Centerville High School and graduated with the class of 1945. He then attended A.I.B. in Des Moines, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Fonda Herman of Centerville on December 12, 1948.

Jimmie had an insurance agency in Centerville for many years working alongside his wife, Fonda. He was also a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Elks Club.

In his younger days, Jimmie enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. In his later years, he enjoyed working in the yard, and drinking coffee with his friends at a local establishment, seeing who could tell the tallest tale. He also enjoyed associating with his friend George Glascock on Sundays, discussing the world's problems. Jimmie will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Fonda; three children, Bill (Barb) Harris, Deborah Harris, and Mark (Norma) Harris; three grandchildren, Aimee (Mike) Corson, Jacqueline (David) Leight, and Richelle Harris; two step-grandchildren, Shane Weyland and Kelly (Todd) Niese; three great-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa with Reverend Dennis Gilbert officiating. A private burial will take place Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. Memorials have been established to the First United Methodist Church and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.