Clair E. Harris grew up in White River, S.D. After serving in Korea and marrying his soulmate, Bonita Prokop Harris, he built a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, traveling South Dakota, working with farmers and ranchers.
Bonita and Clair eventually settled in Custer, S.D., on a small ranch where he enjoyed spoiling their cows and riding his ATV around the ranch. Clair was a loving father and grandfather, a dapper dresser, a friend to all he met and described as a true gentleman. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, whistling and loved spending winters in Arizona after retiring.
Clair died Feb. 23, 2019. He was 89.
He is survived by his wife, Bonita; daughters, Sheri (Ray) Webster of Custer and Jane (Lester) Wise of Monroe, Wis.; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Clair’s life will be held at a later date.