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Rupert-Durham Chapel
Saturday August 28th, 2021
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Katharina Harrison

Katharina Harrison, 88, of Vicksburg passed away at her home on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Katharina was born on August 28, 1932 in Oldenburg, Hungary to Karl and Theresia (Bauer) Reisch. When Katharina was 11 years old, she and her family were forced to move from their homeland of Hungary to Germany. It was there, at 22 years old, that she met the love of her life, Lyle Harrison. Lyle was in the United States military and stationed in Germany, when they met. They married on September 6, 1954 in Germany. She moved to the United States to be with Lyle in 1955. She proudly became a United States citizen in 1961. While living in Vicksburg, she was a housekeeper for various local families. Later in life, she joyfully volunteered at Vicksburg High School activities with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to the casino, playing her slot machines. Being a big kid at heart, Katie was always up for a good game of cards. She loved to watch cartoons and movies. She was a dedicated hard worker with a passionate heart for her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spread her love to all she knew including her extended family, friends, pets, and neighbors. She even went so far as to take care of her Doctors by making them pies and assorted treats when she would go in for appointments. Katie will be remembered by her family as loving, caring, strong-willed, and someone that most loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Her family includes her husband of 66 years, Lyle; two sons: Michael (Guila) Harrison, of Hudsonville; Richard (Maryjo) Harrison, of Three Rivers; six grandchildren Troy (Dana) Harrison, Jason Harrison, Senika (Curtis) Walcott, Joshua (Julie) Harrison, Branden (Megan) Harrison, Brock (Mariah) Harrison and six great grandchildren Ivy Harrison, Brynn, Briar and baby Walcott, Tyler Harrison, Kloey Harrison. She is preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Theresia Reisch, 3 sisters and one niece. Katharina has been cremated at will have a memorial service at a later date. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Katharina’s guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. Contributions in memory of Katharina can be made out to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall #100 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 The Harrison family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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Aug 27 2021 12:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katharina Harrison

Gary & Linda Belden Aug 23 2021 9:53 PM

Prayers of comfort for your family Mike & Guila:pray:

Rich & Kim Furney Jan 25 2021 1:56 PM

So many memories of Aunt Katie. When we were growing up she and Uncle Lyle would come out to the farm in Lawton. We spent a lot of time with them. She always had a hug and a kiss for you. Felt so loved by her and Uncle Lyle. Many family moments when they have been there for us; will miss the feisty, loving person she was. Always ready to feed you and to play a game of cards. Fly high, Aunt Katie; you will be forever in our hearts. Jim and Joan

Joan DeGraf Jan 22 2021 8:06 AM

I loved seeing her at the gate for events at the high school. She always had a smile and brightened my day just running into her.

Lois Farquhar Jan 21 2021 9:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katharina Harrison

Gail Jones Jan 21 2021 9:42 AM

Esther and I will miss her so much, we always had fun. Virgil and Esther Buckmaster

virgil Buckmaster Jan 20 2021 11:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katharina Harrison

Gloria Jones Jan 20 2021 9:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katharina Harrison

Mark and Michelle Harrison and family Jan 19 2021 6:42 PM

I will always remember Aunt Katie's Happy eyes and her contagious laugh. I will miss spending time with her..

Cyndi Wolf Jan 19 2021 6:19 PM

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