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1 of 13 | Posted by: Theresa (Carstens) Vidas - FL

“Remember Jimmie as a happy and friendly person in our class of 45 and sorry to hear of his passing. We grew up in a culture recovering from the...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Howard DeVore - Eugene, OR

“Sorry for the loss of your father. Karin and I both know how painful a father's passing is. There are no words that we can pass on to ease this...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Richard Sweet - Princeton, IA

“My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jackie Kirkpatrick - Gardner, KS

“So sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers your way ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Rick Ashby - Shawnee, KS

“So sorry for the families loss, May God guide you through this most difficult time and your memories help ease the pain ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: JoAnn Laurson - Centerville, IA

“Fonda, Bill, Deb, and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. Fonda, I've always admired both you and Jimmie. You both always treated me like family. ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Elliott - Bel Air, MD

“I am sorry for the loss of your dad. May the days ahead help you heal and memories take the pain of the loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy and...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Peggy Broshar Bradshaw - MO

“Please except our condolences on your loss. Max Hiatt Family ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Marti Mefferd (Hiatt) - Chariton, IA

“Dear Fonda, Bill, Debbie, and Mark; I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Jimmy all my life. He always had a smile and his blue eyes twinkled...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: christine perdue

“Dear Aunt Fonda & Bill, Deb & Mark, I am Very sorry for your loss. I am so fortunate I Got to speak to Uncle Jim not too long ago on the phone. I...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy Anderson - North Palm Beach, FL

“My sincere condolences. So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Deborah Kinnamon - Harris, MO

“Dear Fonda, Bill, Debbie, and Mark, Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers, and may your loving memories give you peace. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson

Jimmie Ritter Harris, age 87, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jimmie was born in Centerville, Iowa on May 24, 1928, the son of James P. Harris and Ruth Ritter Carmer. He attended Centerville High School and graduated with the class of 1945. He then attended A.I.B. in Des Moines, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Fonda Herman of Centerville on December 12, 1948.

Jimmie had an insurance agency in Centerville for many years working alongside his wife, Fonda. He was also a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Elks Club.

In his younger days, Jimmie enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. In his later years, he enjoyed working in the yard, and drinking coffee with his friends at a local establishment, seeing who could tell the tallest tale. He also enjoyed associating with his friend George Glascock on Sundays, discussing the world's problems. Jimmie will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Jimmie is survived by his wife, Fonda; three children, Bill (Barb) Harris, Deborah Harris, and Mark (Norma) Harris; three grandchildren, Aimee (Mike) Corson, Jacqueline (David) Leight, and Richelle Harris; two step-grandchildren, Shane Weyland and Kelly (Todd) Niese; three great-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa with Reverend Dennis Gilbert officiating. A private burial will take place Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. Memorials have been established to the First United Methodist Church and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St. Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at