TED ALLEN HARRIS

Ted Allen Harris was born Nov. 25, 1942, at the home of his parents, Paul and Florence Payne Harris, in Argusville, N.D. He graduated from Argusville High School in 1960, and Moorhead State in 1964.

He taught high school math and science for three years at Lake Park High School in Minnesota. He moved to Wisconsin and taught math at Plymouth High School for more than 30 years. He also earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina through a National Science Foundation Grant.

He married Kleo Steuber, June 10, 1972, and they had two sons, Scott and Gregg, of whom he was very proud.

He loved sports, travel, country music and remained physically active through exercises, building, painting, concrete work and building maintenance. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He and his wife owned and operated Books Etc. in Plymouth for 10 years.

After retiring, Ted and Kleo moved to Prairie du Sac for seven years, and lived on the Steuber family farm to help Kleo’s mom, Doris Steuber. Ted raised a few sheep, gardened, repaired buildings and maintained the property. In 2011, they moved to Colorado to be closer to their son Scott, his wife, Joanne, and the grandchildren, Colin and Cara. Ted enjoyed the activities of the children, skiing, and helping where ever he could. He did a lot of small woodwork on the lathe and many of his doctors, nurses and friends were recipients of his magnets and pens.

He died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, after a valiant effort fighting prostate cancer. His body was donated to a medical school in the Caribbean and his remains will be buried at the Valley Church Cemetery on the island of Antigua.

On Sept. 26, the day after his death, Gregg, Scott, Joanne, Colin, Cara, Kleo and Kleo’s cousin Gerri Hall made a pilgrimage to Alberta Falls in the Rocky Mountain National Park and held a private dedication of Ted and our memories to God’s Holy Realm. It was a place Ted had enjoyed. He got a special delight from waterfalls and had hiked there with Scott’s family Sept. 30, 2011. He would be happy to hear the song “Amazing Grace” sung in his memory, as it was his favorite hymn.

He is survived by his wife, sons, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, mother in-law, brothers-in-law Douglas and Terry Steuber, their wives respectively - Sherri and Cindy, nieces, nephew, and their families, his sister Patsy Ellefson and her family, as well as other relatives and friends.


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