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Jennifer L. Harris

April 25, 1971 — September 25, 2019

Surrounded by her family and friends after a battle with cancer, Jennifer L. Harris, 48, passed away at her home on Big Lake at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Born April 25, 1971 in LaGrange, she was the daughter of Richard V. Rasler and Donna M. (Spencer) Perkins.

She was raised in Howe and moved to LaGrange as a teenager. She graduated from Lakeland High School with the Class of 1990. From 2004 to 2015, Jen worked at Coachman and then worked at Jayco until her health declined a few years later. She was a member of the Living Water Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake.

Aside from spending time with her family and friends, she loved to fish and took any opportunity to go. She also enjoyed shopping, singing karaoke, listening to music, dancing, cooking and camping. Jen and Bob enjoyed many things together including watching NASCAR, going to the Michigan 400 and taking a vacation to Indiana Beach to mention just a few places.

Survivors include her sons, William (Alexandria) Baird, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Tyler Baird, of Angola; and Kreig (Ariel) Ackerman, of Wolcottville; Fiancé, Bob Riemen and his son, Anthony Riemen; siblings, Donna (Jim) Donnegan, Christina Growetski, Robin Cody, Richard (Penny) Rasler, Tracy Rasler, Dwane (Iva) Shultz, Doug (Elizabeth) Perkins, Debbie Carreras and Bobbie Jo Perkins; best friend, Sally (Victor) Hill and Jen's two dogs, Lucy and Nilly. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Rasler; mother, Donna Perkins; sister, Cathy Rasler; and brothers, Steven and Michael Rasler.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with her funeral service to begin at 6 p.m. Pastor Thomas Sabel and Pastor David Easterday will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jen's honor toward her final expenses, I.C.O. DeMoney-Grimes. Visit to send family condolences online.


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM


DeMoney-Grimes a Life Story Funeral Home
600 Countryside Drive Columbia City, Indiana 46725

6:00 PM
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