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HARMS, Dick 1912-1975


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/30/2014 at 10:11:49

Funeral Thursday At Local Church For Dick Harms

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, March 27, 1975 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Clarence Alexander was officiating clergyman. Eldon Harms was soloist accompanied by Mrs. Eldon Harms, organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Woodrow Heitland and Mrs. Kenneth Heetland. Pall bearers were Jack Nott, Jerry Freese, Gerald Janssen, James Harms, Clifford Harms and Gary Harms. Interment was made in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dick Harms was taken from this life very suddenly on Monday morning, March 24, 1975, at his farm home south of Ackley, due to an apparent heart attack. He reached the age of 62 years, 4 months and 18 days.

He was born on a farm in Pleasant Valley township, northeast of Wellsburg, on November 6, 1912, the son of William and Dora (Buss) Harms. He attended the rural school in the area. On February 12, 1941, he was united in marriage to Florence Berends at the Christian Reformed Church parsonage in Parkersburg. Following their marriage they lived on a farm near Parkersburg and later lived for 14 years on a farm near Allison. They then moved to Ackley to make their home, and for a short time lived east of Wellsburg before moving back to the Ackley area.

Dick was a member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg being baptized on December 29, 1912, and then was confirmed in the church in 1936.

Those preceding him in death were his parents, 2 sons, Richard Harms who passed away on June 4, 1969, David Harms who passed away Sept. 1, 1973 and one brother, Ibeling W. Harms.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Florence; 2 daughters and 5 sons: Diane Harms, at home; Dennis Harms of Marshalltown; (Doris), Mrs. Franklin Taylor of Marshalltown; Robert, Kevin, Keith and Kent Harms, all at home; 4 brothers and 3 sisters: Willie Harms of Wellsburg; Theodore Harms of Grundy Center; Mrs. Lena Freese of Eldora; (Mary), Mrs. Edwin Stahl of Wellsburg; Alfred Harms of Wellsburg; (Mabel), Mrs. Louis Janssen of Grundy Center; Elmer Harms of Jefferson and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 April 1975, pg 13


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