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HARMS, Curtis 1947-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 16:17:28

Curtis Harms Killed In Car, Truck Crash

Curtis Lee Harms was taken from this life very suddenly early Tuesday afternoon, January 23, 1979 resulting from a car-semi accident west of Webster City, Iowa. He reached the age of 31 years, 7 months and 19 days.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Rev. Gideon Wolbrink was officiating clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Duane Murra sang two duet numbers accompanied by Marcella Neessen, organist.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Eldon Loots and Mrs. Kenny Adams. Pallbearers were MSgt. Richard Breiholz, MSgt. Larry Malaise, MSgt. William Taylor, TSgt. Merlin Hoover, TSgt. Kenneth Nate and TSgt Bertice Reed. MSgt. John Ertl and MSgt. Elwood Mayberry were Honor Guard members. Military rites were conducted by the 133rd Tactical Control Flight of the Iowa Air National Guard of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Interment was held in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery.

Curtis was born on June 4, 1947, in Eldora, the son of Edward H. and Tillie (Nederhoff) Harms. He attended the Wellsburg Community School and graduated with the class of 1966. In the fall of 1966, he enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years. He spent 14 months overseas, being stationed in the Philippines, during the Viet Nam war. During his tour of duty in the Philippines he was united in marriage to Conchita Montrola on April 4, 1970 in Manilla. After receiving his discharge in September of 1970, the family made their home in Wellsburg. For six years he worked as a mechanic for the Weber Motor Co. in Ackley. Since September 18, 1976, he was a member of the 133rd Tactical Control Flight of the Iowa Air National Guard located at Fort Dodge, Iowa. On December 10, 1977, the family moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa to make their home.

He was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church having joined by confession of faith on July 31, 1977.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Conchita, two sons, Lee and Rico, and a daughter, Kimberly Michelle, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Harms of Wellsburg, his sister, (Marylene), Mrs. Lonnie Phillips of Wellsburg, his grandmother, Mrs. Cuna Nederhoff of Wellsburg and many other relatives and friends.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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