Dale Harrison, 75, of Cedar Rapids, died at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Friday, November 1, 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 at First Congregational United Church of Christ by the Rev. Bob David. A visitation will be held at the Chapel of Mercy at Mt. Mercy University on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Inurnment: Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell, Iowa on Monday, November 11th at 1 p.m.
Survivors include a brother, Harold “Hal” Harrison of Concord, NH; nephews, Jeremy (Danielle) Harrison of South Hampton, MA; and David Harrison of Springfield, Vermont; friends, Terry (Julie) and Lucy Schneekloth of Cedar Rapids, Jeanne Fellner of Marion and all his friends including those from his Mt. Mercy and First Congregational Communities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Harrison.
Dale was born December 10, 1937 in Cromwell, Iowa to Warren Clinton and Mary Elizabeth (Baird) Harrison. He received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa Teacher’s College and his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa.
Dale was an educator at Chariton High School, University High School in Iowa City, and Mt. Mercy College retiring in 2006. He taught Business Education and Business Management. Dale was inducted into the Mt. Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 recognized for his overwhelming support to Mt. Mercy athletics. While at Mt. Mercy, he was the Faculty Athletic Representative for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Commencement Marshall, and the Chair of Commencement Committee from 1970 to 2006.
While he was an avid traveler and devoted to his church community, Mt. Mercy was at the center of Dale’s heart. Everyone in the Mt. Mercy Community knew and loved Dale. The Hall of Famer attended countless Mt. Mercy athletic events where he was often playfully introduced as “Mt. Mercy’s #1 fan. The Man, the Myth, the Legend!” No one will ever be able to fill his seat in the stands.
Dale’s family and friends would like to thank the staffs at Northbrook Manor and Summit Pointe for the outstanding care provided to Dale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dale Harrison Endowed Mt. Mercy Scholarship at 1300 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 or First Congregation Church at 361 17th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.