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In Memory of Steven Harris

Steven Harris, age 62, of Hudson WI, passed away on August 3, 2021 at Regions Hospital. Steven was born on December 21, 1958 in St. Paul, MN to parents Leon and Helen (Ewert) Harris. Steve attended Baldwin/Woodville High School and graduated with the class of 77’. After graduation he began his career at Andersen Windows where he worked until his retirement.

Steve was a hard worker and when he wanted something he would set out and get it, or make it himself. He had a creative mind along with the talent and skill to bring his projects to life. He also loved to travel all over the country, but his favorite place to be was up at his cabin where he would hunt and snowmobile. The outdoors was his happy place and he will be remembered for his quick wit and his huge sense of humor. Honoring his generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.

He is survived by his daughter Tia (Brian) Giebel; grandsons Cal, Myles, and Nolan; siblings LeeAnn Cline, John (Judy) Harris, Rene Noreen, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 5:30PM at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, with a visitation before starting at 4:00pm. Memorials are preferred to the Association of WI Snowmobile Clubs.

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    • Tia,
      We were so sorry to hear about your dad. Also regret never getting to know you as WOW! He sure did love you! Every time we saw him, we heard Tia stories. Definitely a proud dad. He was also crazy about sharing his sister’s homemade dips, dressings and goodies….never stopped by empty handed, or without that awesome smile.

      “What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ❤️

    • Jerry and I would like to send our sincere condolences to Steve’s family, (LeeAnn & family, John & family, Rene & family, Daughter, Tia Giebel, Son-in-law, Brian, and three precious little Grandsons, Cal, Myles & Nolan) and friends as you grieve (as we are also) the sudden & tragic loss of Steve. We don’t understand why things are the way they are sometimes. I regret I didn’t act on some of the urges that I had to try and make things better. I know Steve was so proud of Tia and all of her accomplishments.
      Steve did the best he could in the midst of this tragedy by donating many of his organs and tissue so others could enjoy a better life.
      I just pray that God will wrap His comforting and healing arms around us ALL and give us peace and forgiving, loving hearts as we go forward, knowing we will see Steve again. Love to you all…God Bless!

    • Steve has been our friend, my husband’s friend and will be very missed. We enjoyed snowmobiling at the cabin and have many nice memories on snowmobile trips, 4 wheeling and just having beers. Your smile and laugh were the best. Tia, you had a great dad! He loved you and always spoke about you and your children. RIP friend.

    • To My Oldest Big Brother,
      If it wasn’t for you and your cabin my citified kids wouldn’t have any idea what our childhood was like. They loved going to your cabin – outhouse and all – and I thank you for that.
      I also want to thank you for helping me through the summer after I graduated. Thank you.
      I’m sorry that the last few years my stubbornness, not yours, was what kept us from each other. I’m glad we did talk on your birthday but I’ll always regret not keeping in touch more…
      Rest In Peace Big Brother. I hope you can finally breathe.
      Love your little sister,
      Rene’

    • Dear Cousin Steve, I’ll miss your one liners, your laughter & your jokes! Some were original & some passed down from your Dad! We always had fun together whether we were snowmobiling at 25 below zero or installing lift kits in your trucks! Steve I admired your skills when you were improving your machinery with modifications. Your expertise of building cabins or furniture often from surplus materials was also amazing.
      I recall the your desire of possibly being a Wisconsin snowmobile guide after getting settled in Cable WI – I wish your dream would have come true! You would have been a perfect person for the job! Rest in Peace Cousin Steve

    • Buddy,
      I will miss our weekly talks over the last 35 plus years. My two sons will always remember going snowmobiling with you and staying at the cabin. Thank you for the many great memories, my friend.
      Tom