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HARMS, David M. 1951-1973

HARMS, BERENDS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/29/2014 at 21:49:30

Obituary Of David Mark Harms

Funeral services for David Mark Harms were held on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church northeast of Wellsburg. Pastor Clarence Alexander officiated at the services. Eldon Harms was soloist accompanied by Mrs. Frank Meyeraan, Jr., organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Frank M. Taylor and Mrs. Harvin Meyer. Pall bearers were Larry Schipper, Michael Dann, Dennis Niehaus, Mark Albright, Elmer Fritzel and Jerry Huisman. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

David Mark Harms was taken from this life very suddenly early Saturday morning, Sept. 1, in a one-car accident east of Reinbeck. He reached the age of 22 years, 2 months and 7 days.

David was born on June 24, 1951, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Dick and Florence (Berends) Harms. He attended school at the Allison-Bristow community school and graduated from the Ackley-Geneva high school in 1970. In high school he was active in sports and was especially fond of football, which he lettered in. Following his graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served until January of 1971, receiving a Medical Discharge. Since November of 1972 he was employed at the Mid-Equipment Corporation in Grundy Center.

He was baptized in the Trinity Reformed Church at Allison on January 6, 1952, and confirmed in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg on May 29, 1966.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard, and his paternal grandparents.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Harms, Wellsburg; two sisters and five brothers: Diane Harms at home; Dennis Harms of Marshalltown; (Doris), Mrs. Franklin Taylor of Columbia, Mo.; Robert, Kevin, Keith and Kent Harms, all at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Berends of Parkersburg and many other relatives and friends.

The accident was reported by Jim Ehlers, of Reinbeck, and two companions, who apparently were the first on the scene. Ehlers car sustained minor left front end damage when it grazed the wreckage.

Sheriff Bill Marten reasoned that because there were no skid marks, the driver either was distracted or fell asleep at the wheel. He added that he has not ruled out the possibility a second car might have been involved.

The accident remains under investigation.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 September 1973, pg 9


 

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