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HARMS, Raymond G. 1919-1964


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/27/2014 at 16:07:05

Ray Harms, Steamboat Cheese Factory Owner, Dies Friday

Raymond G. Harms, 44, owner of the Steamboat Rock cheese factory, died suddenly Friday evening of a heart attack suffered at his home in Wellsburg.

He was rushed to the Grundy County Memorial hospital in the Wellsburg Fire Department rescue unit, but was dead on arrival.

Ray had been owner of the well known Steamboat Rock cheese factory since last February. Prior to that he had been employed 10 years at the Junker Dairy and for a number of years was a state milk inspector.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Doyen Funeral Home here and at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Rev. Peter Larsen in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Special music for the service was given by a men's quartet composed of Eldon Harms, Darrell Koch, Willard Ross and Dennis L. Huisman. Mrs. Frank Meyeraan Jr. was organist.

Casket bearers were Herman Okones, Lavern VanHeiden, Harm C. Meyer, David Miller, Tielko H. Bunger and John Boekhoff Jr.

Flower attendants were Mrs. Bunger and Mrs. Miller.

Raymond George Harms was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Harms on November 10, 1919 in Colfax township. He reached the age of 44 years, 9 mos. and 11 days.

Raymond Harms received his education in a rural school in Grundy county. On November 25, 1943 he married Dena Geiken. This union was blessed with five sons and three daughters. They made their first home in Cleves for a year. In 1944 they moved to a home south of Wellsburg. Five years later they moved to Wellsburg where they have lived since that time.

Raymond Harms was baptised into the Christian church on May 9, 1920 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church. He was confirmed on April 14, 1935 and has continued as an active communing member.

Raymond Harms is survived by his wife Dena; sons, Kenneth, Arnold, Allan, Vernon and David; daughters, Karen, Janice and Donna, all of Wellsburg and two brothers, Marlin of Grundy Center and Harold F. of Wellsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 August 1964, pg 9


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