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HARMS, Hermine 1899-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 08:46:41

Rites Held For Hermine Harms

Mrs. I. J. (Hermine) Harms, age 88, of Wellsburg, passed away at The Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 29, 1987, from an extended illness.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Wellsburg at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, 1987. Pastor Richard L. Dowling was the officiating clergyman.

The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Near the Cross," accompanied by Mrs. Joyce Meyeraan, Jr., who also played the prelude and postlude music on the organ.

Casket bearers were Bernerd Harms, Henry Mayland, Dick Mayland, Frank Meyeraan, Jr., Raymond Kruse and Arnold Kruse.

Flower ladies were Mrs. Edwin Stahl and Mrs. Chris Koch.

Ushers were Chris Koch and Ted Harms.

Burial was in the Church cemetery.

The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Hermine Louisa Maria Harms was born on September 8, 1899, at Titonka, Iowa, to Fred and Wilhelmine Senne Mayland.

She was united in marriage to Ibeling Harms on February 15, 1921, at Titonka, Iowa. To this union were born three daughters, Velma, LaVine and Lorraine, and one son, Eldon.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church Women and Colfax Homemakers.

She and her husband farmed in Colfax Township and retired into Wellsburg in 1961.

She is survived by her daughters Velma Copeland of Iowa Falls, Iowa, LaVine (Mrs. Vernon) Winters of Alden, Iowa, Lorraine (Mrs. Joseph) Ersland of Lakewood, CA, her son Eldon of Wellsburg, Iowa, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a sister Lottie (Mrs. Eilert) Boyken of Titonka, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ibeling in 1986, four brothers, Henry F., Fred, Conrad and William Mayland and three sisters, Louise, in infancy, Minnie Kruse and Marie Kruse.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 October 1987, pg 10


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