Stanley E. Harrison, 78, 304 S. Shore Dr., Clear Lake, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa, surrounded by his family after a courageous eight year battle with cancer.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dr. Rhoda Preston and Pastor Linda Johnson Prestholt officiating. Interment was at the Clear Lake
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society - Multiple Myeloma Division, or Hospice of North Iowa.
Stanley Emmet Harrison was born June 23, 1934 in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Emmet and Frances (Carlson) Harrison. He graduated from Spencer High School amongst the class of 1952.
On March 11, 1967 Stan was united in marriage to Diane Abrahams in Owatonna, Minn.; this union would be blessed with two sons, Brian and Chad.
Stanley worked with heavy equipment, snow removal and Oshkosh trucks. He owned and was salesman for Trans Iowa Equipment for 30 years; and with this formed Harrison Truck Centers.
Family was first and foremost in Stan’s life. His family came before all other else. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. His selflessness and compassion was evident as he never knew an enemy nor a stranger. Stan will be remembered as an inspiration to many.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He competed in fishing tournaments nationwide and in 2005 he placed fourth place in a nationwide Muskie tournament.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Diane Harrison, Clear Lake; two sons, Brian Harrison and his wife Brenda, Waterloo, Iowa, and Chad Harrison and his wife Jenifer, Clear Lake; grandchildren, Kayelee and Emme Harrison, Waterloo, and Brenden, Haley and Maranda Harrison, Clear Lake; four brothers, Keith Harrison and his wife Barbara, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Virgil Harrison and his wife Colleen “Coke”, Cherokee, Iowa, Gayle Harrison and his wife Judy, Holstein, Iowa, and Bruce Harrison, Aurora, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.