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HARMS, Harold H. 1912-1981


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 08:11:00

Family Mourns The Death Of H. H. Harms

Harold H. Harms passed away at his home in Wellsburg on Saturday afternoon, September 12, 1981, due to myelofibrosis, reaching the age of 68 years, 8 months and 28 days.

Funeral services for Harold H. Harms were held on Wednesday, September 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, northeast of Wellsburg. Rev. Cranston Gesell officiated.

Mrs. Roger Mark sang one selection. A hymn was sung by the entire congregation. Mrs. Eldon Harms was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. James DeNeui and Mrs. Lawrence Bausman.

Pallbearers were Alfred Harms, Bernerd Harms, Gary Harms, Chris Koch, Harley Freese, and Lavern VanHeiden.

Interment was held in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harold was born on a farm northeast of Wellsburg on December 14, 1912, the son of Harm and Mary (Buss) Harms. He attended the rural school in the area. On October 5, 1939, he was united in marriage to Ann Neymeyer at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Following their marriage they lived in Wellsburg. They lived in Cedar Falls for five years before moving back to Wellsburg in 1946.

He was baptized in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg.

Harold was engaged in masonry work for Joe Dimke and the Hoekstra Brothers for many years. He also operated the Marathon Gas Station for several years, and also worked for Beving Hardware. For 11 years he was a Custodian at the Wellsburg Community School until his retirement in 1978.

Preceding him in death were: his parents, three brothers: Paul, Ebe and Otto Harms; four sisters (Martha) Mrs. Paul Frieling, (Gertie) Mrs. Gus Siefken, (Mary) Mrs. Frank Folkerts, and Dora, in infancy.

Survivors include: his wife, Ann; two sons, U.S. Army Major Robert Harms of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Terry Harms of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; two sisters and one brother (Hattie) Mrs. Henry Aalfs of Wellsburg, (Minnie) Mrs. Clarence Folkerts of Raymond, Minnesota, and Edward H. Harms of Wellsburg; and many other relatives and friends.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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