THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Monte Lee Harrison, 78, of Winneconne passed peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 20 at home with his wife and daughter at his side, after a four year battle with amyloidosis.
Born June 1, 1934 in Middle Inlet to the late Edward and Rena (Charlson) Harrison, he served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1961. On Oct. 25, 1958 he married Nancy Jean Engelke in Oshkosh.
He worked for Madison Industrial Towel, Madison Concrete, Badger Concrete Co. in Oshkosh and for over 35 years with Precast Concrete in Omro until his retirement. After retirement he worked for Odd Jobs People in Winneconne.
He had been a member of the Winneconne Men's Club and had served as a Scout Master for the Winneconne Boy Scouts, also earning a scout wood badge. He enjoyed wood working, cribbage, gardening, camping, golfing and bowling.
His wife of 53 years, Nancy Jean Engelke Harrison survives, along with three sons, Ronald (Debra) Harrison of Marinette, Jeffrey (Sue) Harrison of Dudley, N.C. and Allen (Diane) Harrison of Oshkosh; a daughter, Jessica Harrison of Winneconne; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Clinton (Pat) Harrison of Port Wing; three sisters, Patricia (Terry) Joyce of Oregon, Wi., Dorothy (Elva) Beal of West Point, Miss. Viola Beal of Marinette; a sister-in-law, Sherry Engelke; a brother-in-law, Robert Engelke and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Foster "Ted", William, Durl and Charles Harrison.
A celebration service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne. Pastor Mara Rivera officiated and a tribute to a veteran service followed. A visitation for family and friends was held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.