March 31, 1931 – December 6, 2020
Thayle Harrison was born on March 31, 1931 at home on the family farm to John and Sarah (Sieffert) Harrison and went home to his Lord on December 6, 2020 at the same Centennial family farm and home. On May 8, 1949, he married Beverly Vogue and they took care of each other for 71 years. Thayle was very meticulous. He always kept weed free fields and grew quality hay for horses. His machinery was always stored inside, never left outside in the weather. He loved horses and for many years, he raised registered quarter horses. His horses always had the best possible care. He was a truck driver for many years and retired from the Concrete Service in 1993. Thayle was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and enjoyed remodeling and fix-it projects at the church with his friend, Joe Hooper. He loved his family deeply and was very proud of his daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Thayle enjoyed building special gifts for his great grandchildren and his wooden rocking horses were a favorite. Thayle was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Datus, Jack, and Wilmer (Wimp), and sisters Donna Grewe and Darlene Jones. He was also preceded in death by his beloved dog, Mutt. Thayle is survived by his wife Beverly, daughters Gayle (John) Dulin of Kenton, Ohio, Wanda (Jim) Novak of Traverse City, and Joni (Dave) Wolf of Kingsley. Also surviving are grandchildren Dana (Miriam) Dulin, Sarah (Scott) Jeffries, Mike (Trisha) Novak, Holli (Shawn) Jarskey, Brad (Christine) Novak, and Josh (Tina Shoemaker) Wolf. Great grandchildren include Trey Jeffries, Devan and Dillon Dulin, Ethan and Emma Novak, Caleigh, Jonah, and Asher Novak, Jace and Liam Jarskey, Brody and Baya Wolf, and Cy Shoemaker. Also surviving are Stephanie and Scott Bugai, several nieces and nephews, and special caregivers Lonna Harrison, his niece, and Charmaine Michels. Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service will be planned in the spring. Memorials in Thayle's memory can be made to the Rock of Kingsley, or the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted with Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.
December 11, 2020
I will always be your blanket girl. There to cover you when you are cold. Loved our last good conversation about the best dog in the world. Rest In Peace Thayle. You are in the best hands now.