Dale J. Harris Sr.


Dale J. Harris Sr., 70, passed away peacefully, in his home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Dale was born on Jan. 10, 1952, in Tigerton, the son of John and Donna (Bublitz) Harris.

Dale attended Wittenberg High School, where he met the love of his life, Mary Stewart. The couple was united in marriage on Feb. 6, 1971. Together, Dale and Mary had three children, Scott (Rhonda), Dale Jr. (Linda) and Jerry (LouAnn).

Through the years, Dale and Mary enjoyed attending the Saturday night races at Shawano Speedway. They were also avid snowmobilers which eventually turned into a family event. The Tigerton/Wittenberg area has always been home for the couple. Dale worked for Tigerton Lumber Company for 37 years until retiring. Through those years, Dale made many friends. He was a witty, very loving and kind man and has left fond memories behind for those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Dale is survived by his wife, Mary; their children, Scott (Rhonda), Dale Jr. (Linda) and Jerry (LouAnn); six grandchildren, Hayden, Conner, Corey (Courtney), Cody, Casey and Breianna; great-grandchildren, Landon, Mallory, Sawyer and Ryker and siblings Bruce (Carol) and Marsha (Dan) Schertz and special friends, Lyle and Cathy Kriegel.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; father- and mother-in-law, Jim and Sarah Stewart; and a brother-in-law, David Stewart.

A funeral service for Dale will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home in Wittenberg. The Rev. Loretta Waegli will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com.

Dale’s family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Compassus Hospice care staff who took part in his care.