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Carmen E. (Allyn) Harris

June 25, 1925 — February 10, 2022

Red Wing

Carmen Elaine Harris, 96, Red Wing, died February 10, 2022 at her Valentines residence in Red Wing, Minn. She was born June 25, 1925, in Red Wing, to Eugene and Harriet (Englund) Allyn and graduated from Red Wing High School.

She was united in marriage to John “Dean” Harris on October 26, 1946, in Red Wing. Carmen was the bookkeeper for Allyn’s Bakery for 40 years and also traveled with Dean in his sales job. She enjoyed golfing, trips with Dean and family, and spending time at the family cabin in Wacouta for Sunday weekly potlucks. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and was a member of the RW Elks Lodge PBOE #845. Carmen loved animals and looked forward to visits from everyone and their pets.

Above all, Carmen treasured her nieces and nephews and their families. She was an aunt, great aunt, and great-great aunt, and recently became a great-great-great aunt; she made family her focus. She never missed a birthday or anniversary. She attended baptisms, confirmations, graduations, showers and weddings for three generations. Carmen maintained a personal relationship with every member of her extended family. It was something very special.

Carmen was preceded in death by her husband Dean, parents, sisters, Peggy (Don) Miller and Myrna (Pat) Huppert, and nephew Bradley Huppert.

Survivors include her beloved nieces and nephews, Karen Krafka, Jean (Paul) Wittmer, David (Rhea) Miller, Greg (Linda) Huppert, Jeff (Lynn) Huppert, Heidi (Terry) Gilbertson, Peggy (Paul) Swarts, Gina (Mark) Rathbun and Calli (Grant) Ekblad; several great and great-great nieces and nephews; Dean’s nieces and nephews, Roberta Hovde, Gordy Barringer and Bonnie Hovde; and Kathy Johnson, Carmen’s neighbor for 50 years who was a close friend and confidante.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (320 West Ave, Red Wing) with visitation one hour prior to the service time at the church. Masks are required.  Burial will be at the Burnside Cemetery. Memorials may be dedicated to St. Paul’s Church or St. Croix Hospice.  The family would like to thank the staff at Valentine’s and St. Croix Hospice, for the compassionate care given to Carmen. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Red Wing

320 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Red Wing

320 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066

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