Carl F. Harris, 84, of Eckford Township, died on Friday November 13, 2020, at Borgess Medical Center following a short illness.
Carl was born on August 30, 1936 in Marshall to C. Foxley and Amy (Pratley) Harris. He graduated from Homer High School in 1954, and he took the short two-year Agriculture Course at Michigan State University graduated in 1956. On September 22, 1961 he married Janice D. Baum at the Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church in Marshall.
Carl farmed his whole life in Eckford Township area. He was the talk of the county for having the first four-wheel drive tractor! He was the Eckford Township Supervisor for many years, and he served on the Board of Review. Carl was the Charter President and member of the Homer FFA Alumni. Carl was a member of the Fredonia Grange, and the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Janice in their 5th Wheel Trailer. Together they took part in the Good Sam Tour to Alaska, Nevada, New Mexico, Nashville, Branson, and several other places in the country. Carl was a huge supporter of the Calhoun County 4-H for many years. He loved farming and passing on his knowledge to his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Janice; children, Janarl (Rick) Roesler, Peggy (Wayne) Thomas, and Michael (Rhonda) Harris; grandchildren, Tyler (Emily Rustemeyer) Roesler, Victoria Roesler, Jessica (Mark) Olding, Matthew (Katie) Thomas, Jessica (Scott) Dailey, Curtis (Amanda) Harris, Cassandra (Josh) Warsop, Francine (Brian) Silvus, Nathan (Ashlee) Harris; seven great-grandchildren; and a half brother David (Gloria) Pell. He was preceded in death by his parents; son Timothy Harris; and daughter Rebecca Harris.
Visitation will take place on Sunday November 22, 2020 from 1-4pm at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068. **Due to Covid19 there are marked entrances and exits, and please follow state guidelines.**Funeral services celebrating his life will take place at 11am on Monday November 23, 2020 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068 with Pastor Dan Sunderman officiating. Interment will follow at East Eckford Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the family. Memorials may be mailed to the Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068 for delivery to the family. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at https://www.kempffuneralhome.com
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