Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – L. Dee Harrison, Jr., 83, Farmington



L. Dee Harrison, Jr., 83, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 9:10 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021, at his home in Farmington

He was born on February 13, 1938, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of L. Dee, Sr. and Ruby Aileen (Massey) Harrison. In November of 1957, he married Mary Allaman. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include his four children: Philip D. Harrison of Indian Springs, Nevada, Cathleen (Steven) Burke of Edgerton, Kansas, Lisa (Leighton Cain) Harrison-Cain of Saint Cloud, Florida and Bradley D. Harrison of Rowlett, Texas; six grandchildren: Rory Burke, Taylor Harrison, Reid Harrison, Alex Karimipour, Shelby Burke and Farrah Karimipour and one great grandchild: Teagan Burke.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Mary; brother: Greg Harrison and grandson; Ryan Burke.

Dee attended a one room school house outside Kirkwood, Illinois in his early years. He was a 1956 graduate of Kirkwood High School. He attended Bradley University for two years and was in the National Guard. Dee and Mary raised their family in Monmouth, Illinois. He worked as a salesman at Ray Green Chevrolet until he partnered with Chuck Woods, owning Woods Harrison Ford Dealership which later became Harrison Ford. In 1990, Dee moved to Farmington, where he lived until his death. Dee was a member of the Bonaparte Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to swap meets for his NOS parts business and tinkering in his warehouse.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington. The funeral home will be open from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. that afternoon.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2021 at Schmitz Funeral Home in Farmington with Reverend Chad Welch officiating.

Donations may be made  in his memory to the Farmington Public Library.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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