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Jack Harrison Sr.

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[August 11, 2009]  Jack Renshaw Harrison Sr., 86, of Lincoln, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Phillip Blackburn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in New Union Cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 263.

Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Mr. Harrison was a bridge contractor with the family business of Ben Harrison and Sons and a retired superintendent of Rowe Construction Co. of Bloomington.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born March 6, 1923, in Decatur to Benjamin F. and Wilda Rowe Harrison. He married Dorothy Buckstegge on Jan. 22, 1950, in Lincoln.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Jack "Jay" Jr. (and Debra) Harrison Jr. of Bloomington and Joseph (and Teresa) Harrison of Rochester; one daughter, Jan Saylor of Lincoln; one granddaughter, Caroline (and Mick) Fleming of Bloomington; one grandson, Brenton Saylor of Lincoln; one great-grandson, Jackson Fleming of Bloomington; and two sisters, Dorothy (and Emory) Gaffney of Lincoln and Katherine Abbott of Lincoln.

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He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ben R. and Phillip H. Harrison, and one grandson, Alvin Saylor.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, American Legion Post 263 and a lifetime member of Lincoln Elks Lodge 914. He served on the Union Cemetery board and the Broadwell Grade School board.

He was scoutmaster of Troop 102.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or W.D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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