Lois A. (Hahn) Harris

Lois A. (Hahn) Harris, 83, of Clarion passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Lois Harris will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, with Pastor Warren Curry officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Lois Alice (Hahn) Harris was born July 20, 1935 in Clarion, Iowa to Casper M. and Edith M. (Waddell) Hahn. She was raised in Clarion and graduated from Clarion High School with the class of 1953.

On April 1, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Gaulke at the United Methodist Church in Clarion. To this union, two children were born, Kim Diane and Kurt Donald. The couple later divorced.

In January of 1977, Lois was united in marriage to Keith Harris in Las Vegas, Nevada. Keith passed away April 15, 1998.

While Lois held several job, her most enjoyable were at EDS in Clarion, where she made many lifelong friends, and most recently at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School in the kitchen where she worked up until the point her health would no longer allow.

Lois loved watching sports, but was a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan. She always looked forward to the football season and was very proud to wear the Hawkeye colors.

Lois cherished many family traditions, including Sunday brunches, Easter egg hunts for her grandkids, her famous dressing at Thanksgiving, torsk and tacos at Christmas, and canning pickles and tomato mixture with the family.

She loved to spoil her constant companion of 14 years, her cat Rufus. She rarely missed a warm summer day at the pool, or a Sunday afternoon spent with her sister Phyllis.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Kim (Bob) Ott, her son Kurt (Kelly) Gaulke, her grandchildren Jimmy (Beth) Ott, Jerri (Lance Gobeli) Ott Linn, Alex Gaulke, and Emma (CJ Middeton) Gaulke, her great-grandchildren Mason and Jordyn Linn and Carson and Boone Ott, her sister Phyllis (Louie) Lewis, her best friend Diane Rink, many nieces and nephews, and so many wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Verlyn, her husband Keith, and great-granddaughter Payton Millie Ott.

Memorials may be directed to Gateway Hospice in Clarion.


Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
Get Directions

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