Obituary

Charlotte A. Harris

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 8th, 2015

Charlotte A. Harris, 80, 703 Stephenson Ave., Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Christian Park Health Care Center.

She was born on July 1, 1934 in Carney, MI, daughter to Paul O. and Hildegarde (Schwantes) Zimmerman. Charlotte was raised and attended school in Carney.
On December 27, 1950, Charlotte Zimmerman married James Harris at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. He preceded her in death on April 11, 2012.

In 1964, Charlotte and Jim moved to Milwaukee where she was involved in catering, was a seamstress and also worked for Adelman’s Laundry.

Charlotte enjoyed sewing and was a seamstress for Players de Noc. She enjoyed doing crafts and playing video games. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and St. Anne’s Church.

Among survivors include her children, James C. (Karen) Harris Mukwonago, WI,
Royal J. (Barbara) Harris II of LaValle, WI, Susan A. Collins (Dana A. McCready) of Bolingbrook, IL, Sally B. Harris (Denise A. Swett) Harris of San Rafael, CA, Sandra M. (David L.) Dertz of Hartford, WI and Sonya L. (Gerald R.) Fontaine of Escanaba; and five grandchildren, Cynthia, James, Joshua, Jessica, Niko, and Sophia.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Cody; and her brothers, Lee and Glen Zimmerman.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 10th from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.

Burial will be in the Spalding Twp. Cemetery in the spring.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Harris family with arrangements.

7 Tributes to “Charlotte A. Harris”

  1. Just received word about aunt Charlotte. We are all so sorry and wish we could have been there to support you. Roger and I are in Alabama but would have liked to have been there or have sent flowers from the family. My cell phone is 906 2951449. I have no way to contact anyone because I have no phone numbers or address to send a card to. We know what you are going through and send our deepest regards.
    Love
    Karen, Roger, Judy and Dorothy

  2. Charlotte was a dear friend to my grandmother, Gladys Nahe. My family will always be grateful for the loving and caring things she did for and with my grandma. Her morning visits where they shared coffee and cookies meant the world to Gladys. Thankyou! She will be missed.

  3. So sorry to hear about your mom….Charlotte (and your dad Jim) were always there during our family crisis, ( when dad died, our sisters, Nancy Jo Helen and Tina) I can still see and hear both of them sitting around the table laughing and telling hunting stories. They will be missed. We have another angel looking over us and keeping us all safe. Rest in peace.

  4. I was so sorry to hear that your Mom died, she has always held a place in my special memories. Every time I ran into Charlotte over the years, she always seemed especially interested in what I was up to, always very kind to me.
    One time your Mom asked me along when she was taking all of you swimming, at a water-filled quarry somewhere around Powers. I was about ten at the time, your Mom didn’t know until we got there that I couldn’t swim. Charlotte inspired me, that day I learned to dog-paddle.
    I had a special place in my heart for your Dad also.
    I am sorry that had to miss paying my respects to both your Mom and Dad.

  5. My sincere condolences to Char’s children and grand children. She will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed her great personality and humor. Her costuming skills will be long remembered by her Players de Noc family.

  6. I will miss her. She had a heart of gold and such a youthful spirit. I am grateful to have known her, and am so truly sorry for her friends and family’s loss.

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