Harry M. Arras, 88, of Waterloo, Illinois, born August 15, 1922, in Millstadt Township, Illinois, died June 26, 2011, in Waterloo, Illinois.
Mr. Arras was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Christian Assembly Church in Millstadt, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Christina, nee Schrader, Arras; his son, Norman J. Arras; five brothers; and five sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty, nee Schanz, Arras, of East Carondelet, Illinois; his daughter, Myra (Raymond) Hartgrove, of East Carondelet, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Debra Arras, of Smithton, Illinois; his grandchildren, John (Erica) Arras, of Smithton, Illinois, Julie (Curt) Crossley, of Columbia, Illinois, Amanda (Alex) Kupka, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kimberly Shaw, of Troy, Illinois, and Valerie Henson, of Fairview Heights, Illinois; his great grandchildren, Benjamin, Ethan, Brianna, Emily, Curt, Jr., Thomas, and Grace; and a sister Viola Wetzel, of Florida.
Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Alzheimer Association. The family would also like to give a special thanks to the staffs at Oak Hill Nursing Facility, Waterloo, Illinois and Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Funeral: Services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the funeral home, with Rev. Gary Suits officiating. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.