Fern Harrison of Minburn


Fern Harrison, 98, of Minburn passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at her home near Perry, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Perry Bible Church in Perry. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Minburn, Iowa.

Memorials will be given to Perry Bible Church or Suncrest Hospice and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Fern Elizabeth Harrison was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Perry, Iowa, to Eugene Nathaniel and Lena O. (Brall) Hastie.

She graduated from Perry High School.

Fern was united in marriage to Dale Richard Harrison in Perry on May 29, 1944.

She worked at Moxley’s Ice Cream Store and Prebe’s in Perry and at the Ben Franklin in Adel.

Fern was a member of the Perry Bible Church.

She enjoyed reading, watching birds, especially cardinals, and gardening.

She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In death she rejoins her husband, Dale; parents, Eugene and Lena; and sisters, Esther Bender, Lois Tingwald and Doris Gardner.

Left to cherish Fern’s memory are her children, Harriett Green Young of Plano, Iowa, Penny (Rod) Gittins of Perry and Jeff Harrison of Perry; grandchildren, Jay (Cindy) Green, Tony (Megan) Green, Marcus (Stefanie) Green, Becky (Sam) Dobson, Mike (Julie) Gittins, Joe (Beth) Gittins, Ally (Michael) Craig and Lydia (John) Acree; great-grandchildren, Claire, Ella and Sophia Green, Mason, Parker and Cooper Shepherd, Toby, Ayla and Izahnna Green, Meredith, Macey and Milan Green, Millie and Edie Dobson, Jack and Will Gittins, Bristol, Myah and Laurel Gittins and Logan, Hadley and Linley Craig; and her nieces, Kathy Anderson, Debbie Martin, Nancy Luckow, Joy Hawbaker, Barb Roberts, Max Martinie and Kay Drake.


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