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Wayne L. Harris

February 16, 1940 - June 5, 2007

Wayne L. Harris

SPRINGFIELD – Wayne L. Harris, 67, of Springfield, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at his residence.

He was born February 16, 1940 in Decatur, IL, the son of Estell E. and Ellen L. Trammell Harris. He married Karen S. Rapps on October 29, 1966. His parents preceded him in death.

Mr. Harris worked for Fiat Allis for 23 years and for Bunn-O-Matic for the past ten years as an assembler. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving from 1957 to 1963. He was a member of St. Agnes Church and AFL-CIO for 23 years. He was an avid bowler, St. Louis Cardinals fan, Illini fan, and NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhart.

Survivors: wife, Karen S. Harris of Springfield; two daughters, Kimberly A. Harris and Michelle Kornack, both of Springfield; one son, Wayne T. (wife, Emily) Harris of Littleton, CO; six grandchildren, Ashley Harris, Ryan, Austin, and Dylan Kornack, and Benjamin and Samuel Harris; one brother, Charles T. (wife, Georgia) Harris of Springfield; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2007. Prayers: 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2007 at St. Agnes Church, Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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