HARMS, George W. 1905-1990
HARMS, JASPERS, KRUSE, GEERDES
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/4/2010 at 19:47:26
George Harms Services Held
George W. Harms, 84, of Steamboat Rock, passed away on April 30, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.
Funeral services were held at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Verlyn D. Boone officiated.
Richard Schaefer sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond The Sunset." He was accompanied by Mrs. LuRay Neessen, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
Casket bearers were Carlton Karns, Terry Karns, Marvin Harms, Don Geerdes, Arthur Frerichs and John Bear.
Interment was in the Shiloh Township Cemetery in Wellsburg.
George W. Harms, son of Wesley and Grace Jaspers Harms, was born May 6, 1905, in Shiloh Township, Grundy county. George went to school in Shiloh Township #9 and the Wellsburg school.
George was married to Cornelia Kruse on April 6, 1932, and she passed away in 1942. He entered the Army in 1942, and was stationed in Paris, TX.
On September 22, 1945, George was united in marriage to Freda Geerdes at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union, two children were born, Wesley and Audrey.
For many years, George ran a hatchery and owned and operated school buses in the Steamboat Rock school. He also farmed for 20 years. George was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Steamboat Rock, where he was a trustee and served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, two brothers, Harm and Eibert, and one sister Grace Beenken.
He is survived by his wife Freda, Steamboat Rock; one son Wesley, Appleton, WI; one daughter Audrey of Minneapolis, MN; one brother Elwin Harms, Wellsburg; and three grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 May 1990, pg 10
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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