Melvin L. Harris, 69, of Mason City, died Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. No services are scheduled at this time. Per family request, his body will be cremated. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.
Melvin was born May 31, 1947 in rural Rockwell, Iowa the son of Delmar and Martha Marie (Pedersen) Harris. He graduated from Rockwell Swaledale High School in 1966. In April of 1967, Melvin married Marcia Hendrickson in Mason City. They farmed in the Rockwell area for a number of years. Following the sale of their farm, they moved to Mason City. Melvin worked as an automobile salesman in Mason City with his last employment at Auto Edge. Melvin enjoyed showing horses, while living on the farm, and ATV riding with his family.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Marcia Harris of Mason City; 2 children, Jess (Lisa) Harris of Mason City and Ann (Josh) Lapp of Madrid; 5 grandchildren, Cole Harris, Harrison Lapp, Wyatt Lapp, Austin Lapp and Parker Wrasse.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Marie Harris and 1 brother, Kenny.