Steve and Dee Harries

In Honor of My Father-in-law

As some of you might have already heard or read, my father-in-law passed away this past Sunday, April 30th. We got a call on Friday that he had a stroke and quickly caught a flight to Kansas City, then drove to Nebraska to see him at the hospital. We spent the next two days with him in the hospital. He took his final breath Sunday night around 5:30 pm.

Obviously no one ever wants any situation like to happen. We are devastated and hurting, but are thankful because we know where he is now. Colby grew up in a small town in Marysville and I definitely got to see how his hometown rallied around when his father passed. It was such a joy to me to be around so much family (Colby has a huge family) and friends and hear so many amazing stories. It was incredible to see such love between friends and family and to hear everyone confirm what we already knew, Steve was a great man and impacted so many around him, from the youngest to the very oldest.

Admit-tingly, we know that after going through the motions of planning his service and having a revolving door, it will hit us now. I hate seeing my husband lose his dad and I hate seeing my mother-in-law lose her husband of 35 years. I couldn’t go without sharing a post of how amazing Steve was and I know, unfortunately, that I only got a short glimpse of that. I am so glad that so many had 64 years with him. But, whether it was short or not, I can say that I know our time together in heaven will be forever. Until that day, I am glad we have amazing memories to rememeber and pictures to look back on.
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13 Comments
  • Nicole
    Posted at 06:48h, 05 May Reply

    So sorry for yours, and Colby’s loss. I have been praying for all of you. What a beautiful tribute to your Father-in-law. Thinking of you, Caroline!

  • Amie P
    Posted at 07:43h, 05 May Reply

    I am so incredibly sorry for ya’lls tremendous loss. I felt like I was reading exactly what we went through with my FIL 2 years ago. It’s just devastating for these guys to lose their dads way too soon. You all will be in my prayers moving forward. Stay very close with his mother now and moving forward, she will need it.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 08:13h, 05 May Reply

    Again, I’m sorry. I know how hard that is having lost my own dad unexpectedly in 2012. As you said though, praise to Jesus that this is not the end💕

  • The Stork OTC Team
    Posted at 08:35h, 05 May Reply

    We are very sorry to hear this.
    All our love to your family <3

  • Keri McCue
    Posted at 09:12h, 05 May Reply

    My heart aches for your family! Praying for you all <3

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:37h, 05 May Reply

    Oh my gosh friend… I had no idea.
    I am so sorry. Sending hugs to you & your sweet husband. That is a hard loss.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 13:01h, 05 May Reply

    Oh, I am SO sorry to hear of Colby’s and your deep loss! You both have my deepest, most heartfelt sympathy! May the God of all comfort be with you now and hold you close as you grieve. Praying for you both right now.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 16:19h, 05 May Reply

    64 years young is a life cut short. I am so sorry for your loss but thankful you can greive with hope of seeing him again. I am sorry Colby’s father will not hold his grandchild ( Colby’s child ) here on earth 😢 But so inspired by your faith of God fulfilling your dream 😘

  • Laura meyer
    Posted at 19:21h, 05 May Reply

    Thank you for your heartfelt words and what comfort knowing the assurance that he is with Jesus
    W love, Steve’s cousin Laura

  • Deb Dwerlkotte
    Posted at 20:07h, 05 May Reply

    Our kids grew up with Colby & Crystal. Have so many good memories of Steve & Dee driving the school bus. All of us parents took turns. We were all like family. ❤ Sending hugs & prayers to all of you🙏

  • Val Coleman
    Posted at 20:10h, 05 May Reply

    So very sorry for your lost. This is Heaven’s gain. I lost my sister Sept. 24, 2016 to metastasis breast cancer, she was 35 (5 years older than me), but I thank God that she had once been an atheist and with a lot of tears and prayers and bible studies over the phone my sister gave her life to Christ about 1.5 year before she passed. She thanked me and my husband but we know all glory goes to God! And knowing “where” they are and “Who” they are with brings much joy to our hearts! Be encouraged!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 08:21h, 07 May Reply

    Praying for you and the entire family Caroline. My heart breaks. I know that there is such joy in his heavenly entry, but such sorrow for your earthly loss. Love you friend.

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 17:19h, 10 May Reply

    Oh Caroline…sorry I’m just seeing this. I’m so sorry for yours and Colby’s loss. I can’t even imagine how hard that is. Praying for both of your hearts!

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