Memorial service for Harry Root will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafton, with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial will be at the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Harry Root, 57, of Preston, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his home.
Harry Willis Root was born on March 9, 1960, to Doane and Bernice (Lentz) Root in Spring Valley, Minn. He attended and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1978. After graduation Harry went on to do carpentry for a year before farming with his brother Bob and father on his home farm in Wykoff for nine years. On July 5, 1980, Harry was united in marriage to Christine in Cherry Grove Methodist Church. Harry and Christine moved to Greenleafton, where Harry began working as a dairy nutritionist with Land-O-Lakes for three years and then with Nelson Dairy consulting for over 25 years.
He enjoyed raising beef cattle and farming, fishing, and construction or projects. Family was very important to Harry and he loved spending time with his loved ones, especially his grandkids. Harry was also known for his funny tactics as Beattle Spin the Clown.
Harry was a member of the American Dairy Association for many years and was also a County Commissioner.
Harry is survived by his wife Christine, son Michael (Emily) Root of Fountain, Minn., grandchildren: Emma, Henry, Sully, and Faith; mother Bernice Root of Spring Valley, Minn.; four brothers: John (Margaret) Root of Lewiston, Minn., Bob (Mary Ann) Root of Spring Valley, Minn., Steve (Cheryl) Root of Byron, Minn., and Bryan (Michelle) Root of Wykoff, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Amy.