David (Mike) Harris - December 08, 2010David Glen “Mike” Harris, 96, of Central City died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Long Term Care in Central City.
Memorial services will be Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City with Rev. Msgr. Nelson Newman officiating. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery.
Memorials are directed to Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and American Legion Baseball. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of the arrangements.
Mike was born July 25, 1914, in Chapman to William D. and Josephine (Farrell) Harris. He received his education at District 39 School near Chapman. Mike lived in Central City, Clarks and Chapman all of his life except for a few years when he lived and worked in Iowa, Colorado, and California.
On Feb. 20, 1952, he married Genevive “Jenny” Steinke. Mike worked as a farm hand for many area farmers, he worked for Ned Carlson at Standard Oil, at Woody’s Cafe, at the Co-op in Clarks and, in 1973, he became the sexton of the Central City Cemetery and retired in 1988.
Mike 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, the Clarks Lions Club, he served has mayor of Clarks, was a Merrick County supervisor and was a 60-year member of AA. Mike 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. Mike 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. He favorite times were when the whole family gathered together.
Survivors include his wife Jenny of Central City; his children, Charlene Wobig of Kansas City, Mo., Jim (Nance) Harris of Lincoln, Claire (Nick) Longly of Kearney; Robbie (Fred) McHargue of Lincoln and Mickey (Darrell) Eggli of Aurora; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, James Harris, Leo Harris, Orville Harris, Francis “Chick” Harris, John “Jack” Harris and Clarence “Swede” Harris; four sisters, Hanora “Belle” Atwood, Iva Claire Widman, Mary Eleanor Frazier, and Helen “Tad” Harris.