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Plains Edition Obituaries for 12-18-10

David Glen “Mike” Harris, 96, of Central City died Dec. 8, 2010, at Long Term Care in Central City.

He was born July 25, 1914, in Chapman to William D. and Josephine (Farrell) Harris.

On Feb. 20, 1952, he married Genevive “Jenny” Steinke.

He received his education at District 39 School near Chapman. He lived in Central City, Clarks and Chapman all of his life except for a few years that he lived and worked in Iowa, Colorado and California.

He worked as a farmhand for many area farmers, for Ned Carlson at Standard Oil, Woody’s Cafe, the Co-op in Clarks, and in 1973, he became the sexton of the Central City Cemetery and retired in 1988.

He was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City. He was active in the communities he lived in and believed in the importance of community service. He was an active member of Riverside Golf Course in Central City and the Clarks Lions Club. He served as mayor of Clarks, was a Merrick County supervisor and was a 60-year member of AA.

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He loved playing cards and was a member of the Warm Slough Card Club and the Independent Club cards and coffee crew. He enjoyed horse races, Las Vegas and playing pitch. For his entire life he was passionate about baseball and coached American Legion Baseball in Central City and Clarks.

He loved to laugh. He kept current with world affairs and was not afraid to share his opinion. His greatest love was for his family, and he was an inspiration to his grandchildren. His favorite times were when the whole family gathered together.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny; children, Charlene Wobig of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Nance) Harris and Robbie (Fred) McHargue all of Lincoln, Claire (Nick) Longly of Kearney and Mickey (Darrell) Eggli of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Leo, Orville, Francis “Chick,” John “Jack” and Clarence “Swede” Harris; sisters, Hanora “Belle” Atwood, Iva Claire Widman, Mary Eleanor Frazier and Helen “Tad” Harris.

David Glen “Mike” Harris, 96, of Central City died Dec. 8, 2010, at Long Term Care in Central City.

He was born July 25, 1914, in Chapman to William D. and Josephine (Farrell) Harris.

On Feb. 20, 1952, he married Genevive “Jenny” Steinke.

He received his education at District 39 School near Chapman. He lived in Central City, Clarks and Chapman all of his life except for a few years that he lived and worked in Iowa, Colorado and California.

He worked as a farmhand for many area farmers, for Ned Carlson at Standard Oil, Woody’s Cafe, the Co-op in Clarks, and in 1973, he became the sexton of the Central City Cemetery and retired in 1988.

He was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City. He was active in the communities he lived in and believed in the importance of community service. He was an active member of Riverside Golf Course in Central City and the Clarks Lions Club. He served as mayor of Clarks, was a Merrick County supervisor and was a 60-year member of AA.

He loved playing cards and was a member of the Warm Slough Card Club and the Independent Club cards and coffee crew. He enjoyed horse races, Las Vegas and playing pitch. For his entire life he was passionate about baseball and coached American Legion Baseball in Central City and Clarks.

He loved to laugh. He kept current with world affairs and was not afraid to share his opinion. His greatest love was for his family, and he was an inspiration to his grandchildren. His favorite times were when the whole family gathered together.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny; children, Charlene Wobig of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Nance) Harris and Robbie (Fred) McHargue all of Lincoln, Claire (Nick) Longly of Kearney and Mickey (Darrell) Eggli of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Leo, Orville, Francis “Chick,” John “Jack” and Clarence “Swede” Harris; sisters, Hanora “Belle” Atwood, Iva Claire Widman, Mary Eleanor Frazier and Helen “Tad” Harris.

David Glen “Mike” Harris, 96, of Central City died Dec. 8, 2010, at Long Term Care in Central City.

He was born July 25, 1914, in Chapman to William D. and Josephine (Farrell) Harris.

On Feb. 20, 1952, he married Genevive “Jenny” Steinke.

He received his education at District 39 School near Chapman. He lived in Central City, Clarks and Chapman all of his life except for a few years that he lived and worked in Iowa, Colorado and California.

He worked as a farmhand for many area farmers, for Ned Carlson at Standard Oil, Woody’s Cafe, the Co-op in Clarks, and in 1973, he became the sexton of the Central City Cemetery and retired in 1988.

He was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City. He was active in the communities he lived in and believed in the importance of community service. He was an active member of Riverside Golf Course in Central City and the Clarks Lions Club. He served as mayor of Clarks, was a Merrick County supervisor and was a 60-year member of AA.

He loved playing cards and was a member of the Warm Slough Card Club and the Independent Club cards and coffee crew. He enjoyed horse races, Las Vegas and playing pitch. For his entire life he was passionate about baseball and coached American Legion Baseball in Central City and Clarks.

He loved to laugh. He kept current with world affairs and was not afraid to share his opinion. His greatest love was for his family, and he was an inspiration to his grandchildren. His favorite times were when the whole family gathered together.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny; children, Charlene Wobig of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Nance) Harris and Robbie (Fred) McHargue all of Lincoln, Claire (Nick) Longly of Kearney and Mickey (Darrell) Eggli of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Leo, Orville, Francis “Chick,” John “Jack” and Clarence “Swede” Harris; sisters, Hanora “Belle” Atwood, Iva Claire Widman, Mary Eleanor Frazier and Helen “Tad” Harris.

David Glen “Mike” Harris, 96, of Central City died Dec. 8, 2010, at Long Term Care in Central City.

He was born July 25, 1914, in Chapman to William D. and Josephine (Farrell) Harris.

On Feb. 20, 1952, he married Genevive “Jenny” Steinke.

He received his education at District 39 School near Chapman. He lived in Central City, Clarks and Chapman all of his life except for a few years that he lived and worked in Iowa, Colorado and California.

He worked as a farmhand for many area farmers, for Ned Carlson at Standard Oil, Woody’s Cafe, the Co-op in Clarks, and in 1973, he became the sexton of the Central City Cemetery and retired in 1988.

He was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City. He was active in the communities he lived in and believed in the importance of community service. He was an active member of Riverside Golf Course in Central City and the Clarks Lions Club. He served as mayor of Clarks, was a Merrick County supervisor and was a 60-year member of AA.

He loved playing cards and was a member of the Warm Slough Card Club and the Independent Club cards and coffee crew. He enjoyed horse races, Las Vegas and playing pitch. For his entire life he was passionate about baseball and coached American Legion Baseball in Central City and Clarks.

He loved to laugh. He kept current with world affairs and was not afraid to share his opinion. His greatest love was for his family, and he was an inspiration to his grandchildren. His favorite times were when the whole family gathered together.

Survivors include his wife, Jenny; children, Charlene Wobig of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Nance) Harris and Robbie (Fred) McHargue all of Lincoln, Claire (Nick) Longly of Kearney and Mickey (Darrell) Eggli of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Leo, Orville, Francis “Chick,” John “Jack” and Clarence “Swede” Harris; sisters, Hanora “Belle” Atwood, Iva Claire Widman, Mary Eleanor Frazier and Helen “Tad” Harris.