January 15, 1927 - September 28, 2020
Lewis (Buddy) Robert Harris, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on September 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Buddy was born on January 15, 1927 to Barney W. and Hattie Harris. He grew up in St. Paul, MN, with brothers he adored; Joseph “Jimmy” and Donald. He graduated from St. Paul Academy, and attended the University of Minnesota before serving in the United States Army Air Force. In February 1950 he married Natalie Krasnow of blessed memory, his loving wife of 69 years, and made their home in the Highland Park area of St. Paul. Together they raised their three children, Lynn, Barney and Joanne, as he lovingly called “LBJ”. Buddy spent over 40 years as a salesman extraordinaire in his family steel business, Paper Calmenson & Co., serving as its Executive Vice President. He retired with Natalie to Palm Springs, CA., a place they spent so many happy years. Playing golf, walking in the neighborhood and entertaining family and friends. 5:30 was a cherished hour of the day. They would unwind, relax and recount their activities of the day. Celebrating their wonderful life together with cheese and crackers and a cocktail. They resided there until 2016, moving back to the Twin Cities to be closer to family. Buddy was an avid golfer, horse racing fan and lifelong sports enthusiast. He had a great eye for picking the horses or calling a football game. His favorite teams depended on what schools his grandchildren attended, his loyalty lay with them. Affectionately called “LR” by his children and grandchildren, LR always looked forward to family time together and family trips, including a special 50th Anniversary party in Las Vegas. Buddy was a dear friend to so many. He cherished his friendships and made sure to call and check in to see how everyone was doing. With his loving sense of humor he put a smile on everyone’s face. A true gentleman to all who knew him. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, husband and father, with an ability to find and spread joy and positivity in his life. He is preceded in death by loving wife, Natalie K. Harris; parents, Barney W. & Hattie Harris; siblings, Joseph C. “Jimmy” Harris & Nancy Harris and Donald Harris. Survived by his children, Lynn & Leonard Snyder, Barney & Pamela Harris, and Joanne & Bruce Levy; grandchildren, Tracy Snyder, Robyn & Justin Anderson, Shauna & Lars Carlsen, Carly & Nathan Sessions, Andrew & Ariel Levy, David Harris and Halley Harris; 7 great grandchildren; in-laws Brian & Judith Krasnow and Marilyn Harris, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Harris Family Fund at Mount Zion Temple St. Paul, Sholom Foundation Minneapolis or donor’s favorite charity. Zoom funeral service 2:00 pm on THURSDAY, October 1st. Zoom SHIVA 7:00 pm on Thursday. Email [email protected] for zoom links. May his memory forever be a blessing.
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