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Leland R. Harris

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Leland R. Harris, 85, of Alpena (Long Lake), died Thursday May 31, 2012 at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
Leland was born April 4, 1927 in Marlette, Michigan to Roy and Leona (Terry) Harris.  He graduated from Alpena High School in 1946 and then joined the Navy serving until 1957.  He then worked for RCA as the chief electrical technician on a missile tracking ship.  He retired in 1988 moving to where he truly loved spending time, his home on Long Lake.
Surviving are two sisters; Arlene Michaud of Davison, MI, Kay (Russell) Young of Ferriday, LA, a brother; Phillip (Bonnie) Harris of Lancaster, CA and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Roy, his mother, Leona, and a sister Eleanor.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday June 14, 2012 “Flag Day” at McWilliams Funeral Home – Alpena from 12:00 noon until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 pm with Rev. Bruce Michaud officiating.  Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #2496.  Inurnment will be at Marlette Cemetery in Marlette, MI.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. Elaine Smith Nursing Scholarship Fund or the American Heart Association.  The family would like to extend their gratitude to Leland’s special friends and neighbors, Lee and Elgene Dubey and Patti Schellie, for their wonderful care and assistance.