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Grace L. Harrison

Grace L. Harrison

Grace L. Harrison, age 95 of Menomonie, died Tuesday September 11, 2018 at the Comforts of Home in Menomonie with her family by her side.

Grace was born on October 22, 1922 in the Town of Red Cedar, rural Dunn County. She was the daughter of Harry W. and Jessie (Chrislaw) Kent. Grace grew up in the Rusk area of Dunn County, attended Rusk Grade School and graduated in 1940 from Dunn County Aggie. Grace married Herbert R. Harrison of Elk Mound on March 23, 1942 at the Rusk Baptist Church. After marriage, Grace and Herb lived, farmed and raised their family on the Rusk Prairie. The farm was originally owned by Grace’s grandparents, William and Carolyn (Sherburne) Kent. In 1989, Grace and Herb moved off the home farm to a home they built near Cedar Falls. Grace moved to the White Pines Senior Living in Menomonie in October of 2007. Then in January of 2015, Grace moved to the Comforts of Home Memory Care in Menomonie where she remained the rest of her life. While at the Comforts of Home, Grace enjoyed participating in many activities provided, especially coloring, puzzles and bingo.

Grace enjoyed traveling with Herb all over the country and they also took a special trip to Jerusalem. She was able to fix anything, she had a knack for being able fix things that her children and neighbors brought to her. In her youth, she was active in 4-H and enjoyed participating in the Dunn County Fair. Grace served the Lord and the church in many ways.

As a family, we are grateful for her leadership and examples on how to live our lives.

Grace is survived by her daughters; Sharon Schaefer of Menomonie and Kathleen (David) McClurg of Viroqua, son; Paul (Susan) Harrison of Menomonie, grandchildren; Carrie Schaefer (Granddaughter-in-law), Kevin (Tracie) Schaefer, Beth (Tim) Lee, Amy (Bill) Arbuckle, Kent (Ann) McClurg and Dawn (Jared) Long, great grandchildren; Cassandra and Caylee Schaefer; Savannah, Summer and Dallas Schaefer; Brandon and Jeremy Lee; Will, Justin and Jemma Arbuckle; Mason and Ethan McClurg and Samantha and Tripp Long, step great grandchildren; Roman and Alyssa Steward, step great great granddaughter; Mia Steward. She is also survived by a sister-in-law; June Harrison, brother-in-law; Wayne (Arlene) Harrison, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Herbert (2002), son-in-law; Dallas Schaefer (2017), grandson; David Schaefer (2015), four sisters; Margaret Kent, Eleanor (Maurice) Vincent, Ruth (Glen) Jensen and Mary (Karlyle) Hairdahl, brother-in-law; Elwood Harrison and four cousins.

Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Amy Chapel in rural Eau Claire, E9882 370th Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703. Pastor Dale Bussinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Falls Cemetery in Menomonie. Visitation will be held from 4:00PM until 7:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie, is serving the family.


  1. Leonard Larsen

    To Paul and Sue:

    Since I saw the obituary, I have been thinking about you and your family.

  2. Jenine (Vesper) Jaspal

    I grew up at Amy Chapel and Herb and Grace were two of my favorite faces on Sunday mornings. When I was a teenager, Grace always encouraged me to use my gifts and talents for praise and worship and to never give it up. I never have and still serve my church on our praise and worship team. It’s been many years and yet knowing that Grace is celebrating in Heaven is a bittersweet loss. I look forward to the day I will see her again. One of the most amazing women I will ever have the privilege to know.

  3. Tim Broetzmann

    The end of another era in Room 22 Comforts of Home Memory Care Menomonie WI . . . and the beginning of another. Bless all of you.

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