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HARMS, Ibeling W. 1911-1974


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 09:17:17

Funeral Services Held Thursday For Ibeling W. Harms

Funeral services for Ibeling W. Harms were conducted Thursday afternoon, July 25 at 1 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Clarence Alexander was officiating clergyman. Eldon Harms was soloist. Mrs. Eldon Harms was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Jake B. Lindaman and Mrs. Edward Geerdes. Pall bearers were Gerald Janssen, Jerry Freese, Dennis Harms, Robert Harms, Bruce Zimmerman and Larry Beving. Interment was made in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery.

Mr. Harms passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo following a lingering illness. He had entered the hospital on Saturday the 20th for treatment. He reached the age of 63 years and 15 days.

He was born on a farm in Pleasant Valley township northeast of Wellsburg on July 8, 1911, the son of William and Dora (Buss) Harms. He received his education in the rural school in the area. On October 26, 1938, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Riekena at Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived on a farm near Ackley. They lived on several farms in the area and for the past 27 years lived on their present farm northwest of Wellsburg.

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

His parents preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Evelyn, 5 sons and 4 daughters: (Delah), Mrs. Andrew Friedel of Cedar Falls; James Harms at home; (Eileen), Mrs. Larry Smith of Morrison; Clifford Harms of Wellsburg; (Edna Mae), Mrs. Michael Williams of Waterloo; Gary Harms of Wellsburg; Darwin and Daryl Harms, both at home; Barbara Harms of Clear Lake; 8 grandchildren; 5 brothers and 3 sisters; Dick of Ackley; Willie of Wellsburg; Theodore, Grundy Center; (Lena), Mrs. John R. Freese of Eldora; (Mary), Mrs. Edwin Stahl of Wellsburg; Alfred of Wellsburg; (Mabel), Mrs. Louie Janssen of Grundy Center; Elmer of Jefferson and many other relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks
Our heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy following the death of our husband, father, grandfather and brother. We especially would like to thank Pastor Alexander for his words of comfort, for the music, memorials, flowers and attendants, for the food brought in and for any other assistance given at this time. A special thanks to the neighbors for helping with the baling and oats harvesting, and to the wives who helped serve the meals.
Mrs. Ibeling W. Harms and family; brothers and sisters.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 August 1974, section 2, pg 1


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