Charlyn A. Harris


Charlyn A. Harris, 74, died in the early morning hours of Sunday June 26th, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth Mn. , meeting her Blessed Savior Jesus Christ in her new Heavenly Home.

Charlyn was born in Superior WI to her father Bert A. Wick and mother Marian (Hasis) Wick on Good Friday of Holy Week, March 26, 1948. She began her early education attending the UW- Superior Campus elementary-middle school McCaskil. She then attended Superior Senior High School graduating in 1966.

Char then began her college studies at UW-Superior, majoring in English and Speech, from Fall 1966 to 1970. It was during 1969 Char was offered a position at Superior Water Light and Power and began her career at a company where she found the position both challenging and highly rewarding. The dearest associates and friends she met and worked with were the dearest friends of her life, namely Debbie Cummerford, Nancy Sanoski, and Chris Swanson. She retired in July of 2008.

Char met and married Gary L Harris of Superior on March 23, 1971 and on that date a few months ago remembered an anniversary of 51 years together.

Char’s love for animals was great. She always would refer to her “furry kids” and she dearly loved “Pooky”, Brady, Ben, and Tawny. Char was also involved with Douglas County Animal Alliance, devoting time to that Humane Association.

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are Gary, her husband, her Aunt Betty Bennett, Superior, her sister Susan Harpke of Fall Creek WI, her niece, Lisa (David) Wuebben, Fall Creek WI, her nephew Greg Harpke Jr (Tina) of Lakeville MN, and her great nephews and nieces Brandon (Laura) Wuebben, Stephen Wuebben, Collin (Morgan) Wuebben, Abby Wuebben, Brock and Dominic Harpke, Samantha and Isabel Knutson.

Char was proceeded in death by her parents, brother in law Greg Harpke, brother John, and two great nephews Cooper and Quniten Harpke..

The family of Char wish to thank the dear friends of Char, Debbie Cummerford and Nancy Sanaski for their loving care and time they tirelessly spent with her in her last days, you are Angels. Also, all deepest thanks to Fr. Steven Burns of St. Albans Church for his loving visits which greatly enriched her Spirit with strength and God’s peace which “passeth all understanding.” Sincere thanks also go to St. Mary’s Duluth for their expert care, love and compassion.

Her final disposition will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Superior WI

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