December 12, 1955 - May 13, 2019
Dan (Danny) J. Harris, age 63, born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 13th. In his younger years, Dan was all about speed and adventure, and has always had a love for anything with an engine! He tried it all…..everything from barefoot water-skiing, to racing Odysseys on a dirt track, to winning demolition derbys! Dan also worked hard to support his family and was successful in the business world, serving over 20 years in Management at Pemco Insurance Company in Seattle, followed by managing a local body shop back here in his hometown of Wenatchee for 10+ years before deciding to retire in June, 2018. Throughout his life, and especially as he was raising his family, Dan found adventure, peace and solitude in spending time with his family and life-long friends at the Lake Chelan Yacht Club. This in turn gave his children wonderful memories to hold on to from those weekends at Lake Chelan. He took the time to teach them how to enjoy life at the lake; things like water-skiing, knee-boarding, tubing, fishing, driving the boat, driving the golf cart, the “gator” dance, and most importantly how to laugh! He continued all of these teachings and traditions as years went on with his beautiful wife, grown children, and grandchildren up to the very moment he passed on. Dan lived life by his rules, without regrets, and wouldn’t have it any other way. But the most important thing to Dan was his role of being a loving and devoted husband, father, Papa, brother and friend. Papa’s trademark laugh instantly lit up the room, and just hearing it was enough to make his kids, his grandkids, and everyone around him, experience that intense joy of laughter! Dan will be greatly missed, and in honor of his legacy, would want us all to live life to its fullest, and to always make the time to have a good laugh with each other. Dan is survived by his loving and beloved wife of 36 years, Wendy Harris Their four children: Beverly, Heather, Brad and Heidi. Sons in laws: Scott, Mark and Josh Grandkids: Alex, Justin, Mikayla, Brandon, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Madison, McKenzi Great Grandkids: Lucas and Charlotte Siblings: Mary Harris Hope, Robert Harris, Joyce Harris Wedde, and Thomas Harris Friends: Many life-long friends that he loved and considered family Passed on before him: Leroy and Ione Harris, Roberta Hall, Jack Harris, Dennis Harris There will be a Celebration of Life event in Danny’s honor held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm, at the Lake Chelan Yacht Club, Lot #50.
Dan (Danny) J. Harris, age 63, born and raised in Wenatchee, WA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 13th. In his younger years, Dan was all about speed and adventure, and has always had a love for anything with an engine! He tried... View Obituary & Service Information
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