TISKILWA — Roland Gene Harris, 73, of Tiskilwa passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
Roland was born on Feb. 10, 1940, in Princeton to Wilfred and Coyla (Knapp) Harris. He was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1958, and a technical engineering school in California in electronics in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army.
He worked at LTV Steel as an inspector on the galvanizing line for 35 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton and had served on the board of trustees for the village of Tiskilwa. He had a great love for animals.
He is survived by his mother, Coyla Harris of Princeton; his best friend and mother of his children, Linda Harris-Glynn of Princeton; his two daughters, Rhonda (David) Martin of Princeton and Denise (Patrick Schaffer) White of Neponset; six grandchildren, Amber (Josh) Wilder, Brian Jr. (Nicole) Prunty, Rebecca Prunty, Elizabeth (Stephen) Michael, Tyler Harris and Brenda (Josh) Gould; five great-grandchildren, Trinity, Meiah, Natalie, Mason and Sean; one sister, Margaret (Larry) Schlesinger of Mendota; and one brother, Jerry (Linda) Harris of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred, and his daughter, Katrina Anderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Rev. Brian Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, with military honors conducted by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to his family.