Harry W. RootMarch 9, 1960 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 57)
Memorial service for Harry Root will be held 10:00 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 1hr 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, Minnesota. 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 9 years. On July 5, 1980 Harry was united in marriage to Christine Hendrickson in Cherry Grove Methodist Church. Harry and Christine moved to Greenleafton where Harry began working as a dairy nutritionist with Land-O-Lakes for 3 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 the County Commissioner.
Harry is survived by his wife Christine, son Michael (Emily) Root of Fountain, MN, grandchildren: Emma, Henry, Sully, and Faith; mother Bernice Root of Spring Valley, MN; four brothers: John (Margaret) Root of Lewiston, MN, Bob (Mary Ann) Root of Spring Valley, MN, Steve (Cheryl) Root of Byron, MN, and Bryan (Michelle) Root of Wykoff,MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter Amy.