HARMS, Paul 1895-1972
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Date: 12/29/2014 at 17:59:36
Paul Harms Rites Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Paul Harms were held on Wednesday afternoon, January 3, 1973 at 1:30 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home. Pastor Clarence Alexander was the officiating clergyman. Eldon Harms was soloist accompanied by Mrs. Gordon Junker. Flower attendants were Mrs. James DeNeui and Mrs. John Heinrich. Pall bearers were Alvin Harms, Marlin Harms, Chris Finke, I. J. Harms, Chris Koch and Ibeling W. Harms. Interment was made in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery.
Paul Harms passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 1972 at a hospital in Chadron, Nebraska due to complications of age. He had made his home at the Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home in Crawford, Neb. for the past four months. He reached the age of 77 years, 8 months and 13 days.
Paul was born on a farm in Pleasant Valley township, northeast of Wellsburg, on April 17, 1895, the son of Harm and Mary (Buss) Harms. He attended the rural school in the area. During World War I he was inducted into the army, serving from July 14, 1918 until March of 1919. He worked as an electrician for a short time and then joined the Navy for three years. Following his discharge from the navy he showed horses for the Kellogg Company of Battle Creek, Mich. and Humberts of Corning, Iowa. From his experience with horses he re-enlisted in the Army as a Stable Master in the Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Neb. Later he was made a Mass Sergeant and was discharged from the service at Fort Carson, Colo. after 17 years as a Master Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Those who survive him are: 3 sisters: (Hattie), Mrs. Henry Aalfs of Wellsburg; (Mary) Mrs. Frank Folkerts of Wilmar, Minn.; (Minnie) Mrs. Clarence Folkerts of Raymond, Minn.; 3 brothers, Edward H. Harms, Otto Harms, Harold H. Harms all of Wellsburg and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 January 1973, pg 10
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