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HARMS, Minnie 1884-1955


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2013 at 10:05:28

Mrs. Harms Dies Following Stroke

Death came to Mrs. I. B. Harms last Thursday at the Grundy Memorial hospital following a stroke.

Last rites were held in St. John's Lutheran church in Wellsburg Saturday afternoon. Rev. Dean Kasischke officiated at the service. Casket bearers were Elmer Diekman, Irvin Diekman, Ernest DeBower, Tom Oltman, Alfred Schrage and Raymond Schrage. Burial was in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church cemetery.

The following obituary was read at the church service by the pastor:
Mrs. Minnie Harms, nee Wiegman was born Nov. 8, 1884 in Germany, the daughter of H. C. and Louise Wiegman, nee Botterbroad. She was baptized on Nov. 30, 1884 and a few weeks later came to America with her family. The family settled in Butler county, Iowa, where she received her education in the rural schools. In April of 1899 she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in St. John's Lutheran church at Vilmar, Iowa. On Feb. 25, 1903 she was united in marriage with Ibeling Harms in St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Shiloh township. This union was blessed with five children; Martha, Mrs. John Ascher; Lizzie, Mrs. Dickie deNeui; Vera, Mrs. Ernest deNeui; Alvin and Norman. Since retiring to Wellsburg in 1942 she has been a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran church. On February 25, 1953, Mr. and Mrs. Harms were privileged to observe their golden wedding anniversary.

On Tuesday evening, April 26, she was stricken with a stroke and passed away in the Grundy county Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning at 7:40. She reached the age of 70 years, 5 months and 20 days.

Preceding the deceased in death were her parents, one brother in infancy, and one daughter, Martha.

Survivors include 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, three sisters: Mrs. Mary Schrage of Bristow; Mrs. Lizzie Bochman of Allison; and Mrs. Anna Diekman of Aplington.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone for their acts of sympathy extended to us following the death of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother. We wish to thank Rev. Kasischke for words of comfort, for music furnished, to those who furnished cars, for flowers and attendants, memorial gifts, also to those who brought in food and assisted at the home. These expressions have been deeply appreciated.
--Ibe Harms, Sr., children and Sisters.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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