HARMS, Arnold L. 1947-1975
HARMS, GEIKEN, HUISMAN, BUNGER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/30/2014 at 08:59:10
Funeral Here Tuesday For Arnold Lee Harms
Funeral services for Arnold Lee Harms were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Clarence Alexander officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Kirk Starr, Edwin Ascher, James Ascher, LeRoy Luhring, Don Simonson and Robert Janssen.
Special music during the service was provided by Eldon Harms, who sang "In The Garden" and "Softly and Tenderly". Organist was Mrs. Eldon Harms. Mrs. Darrell Koch and Mrs. Dallas Koch were flower attendants.
He was accidentally electrocuted Saturday afternoon around 4 o'clock at the Junker Dairy while unloading milk from one bulk truck to another. A 220 volt pump used to transfer the milk shorted out while he was working with it.
He reached the age of 28 years, 5 months and 6 days.
He was born on a farm south of Wellsburg on January 29, 1947, the son of Raymond and Dena (Geiken) Harms. He graduated from the Wellsburg high school in 1965 and then attended the University of Northern Iowa for 1 1/2 years. On February 23, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sandra Huisman at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived in Steamboat Rock, State Center and Conrad before moving to Wellsburg in 1970 to make their home. This union was blessed with three children.
He was presently employed at Fisher Controls at Marshalltown and also was working part-time at the Junker Dairy in Wellsburg.
Arnold was baptized in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg on February 19, 1947, and was confirmed in the church on March 26, 1961.
Those who preceded him in death were his father, who passed away August 21, 1964, the maternal grandparents and the paternal grandparents.
He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Sandra, 2 daughters and 1 son, Kelly, Kevin and Kristy, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lambert (Dena) Bunger of Wellsburg; 4 brothers and 3 sisters: Kenneth Harms of Wellsburg, (Karen) Mrs. Douglas Sienknecht of Gladbrook, (Janice) Mrs. Roger Beeghly of Conrad, Allan Harms of Marshalltown, Vernon Harms of Wellsburg, David Harms of Wellsburg, Donna Harms of Wellsburg and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 July 1975, pg 13
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