Colette E. Haefner Harrison, 58, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. following an extended illness. Funeral Services were held Jan. 3 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton, with Pastor Dorothy Banzhaf officiating. Private committal services were held at Buckingham Cemetery near Traer.
Colette was born Sept. 26, 1955, in Vinton to George H. and Doris (Cress) Haefner, Jr., and graduated from Washington High School in Vinton. On July 2, 2001, she was united in marriage to Harry Harrison in Marengo. Colette was a member of Kent Union Chapel near Holiday Lake. She worked at Amana Refrigeration for 29 years.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Harrison of Vinton; her daughter, Heidi (Michael) Wirth of Vinton; her grandsons, Scott and Andrew Wirth; her step-sons, Kenny (Krista) Harrison of Iowa City and Dustin (Janet) Harrison of West Branch; her step-daughter, Cheri (Roger) Fontinel of North Liberty; her step-grandchildren, Kelsey and Dylan Harrison, Tanner and Caitlyn Harrison, Kassidy, and Ava and Ethan Fontinel; her mother, Doris Haefner of Vinton; her brothers, Russell (Kristy) Haefner of Vinton, and Kevin (Julie) Haefner of Walker; her sister, Renee (Darby) Stein of Vinton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, George H. Haefner, Jr.; her brother, Scott Haefner; and her step-grandson, Landon Fontinel.
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