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HARMS, Marlin 1908-1979


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 19:14:22

Marlin Harms, Lifelong Area Resident, Dead

Funeral services for Marlin Harms were held on Monday, June 18, 1979, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Leslie Kuiper officiated at the service. The Messenger Quartet, Claus G. Primus, Lary Riebkes, Melvin Haupt, and Arnold Eiten sang two selections accompanied by Mrs. LuRay Meyer. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Mrs. Harold Okones and Mrs. Harm A. Rust were flower attendants. Pallbearers were Timothy Luhring, Rodney Luhring, Bradley Meints, Bryan Meints, Dennis Harms and Douglas Harms. Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Marlin Harms passed away around 8 o'clock Friday evening, June 15, 1979, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center following a lingering illness. He reached the age of 71 years, one month and 13 days. He had been taken to the hospital for treatment on May 19th.

He was born on a farm in Colfax Township, northeast of Wellsburg, on May 2, 1908, the son of George and Maude (Eberline) Harms. He attended the rural school in the area. On December 5, 1934, he was united in marriage to Martha Christians at the home of her parents. Following their wedding they lived for one year at the home of his parents after which they moved to a farm near Whitten. In 1942 they moved to a farm near Steamboat Rock, and in 1955 they moved to a farm southeast of Wellsburg. Mrs. Harms passed away on December 26, 1964. On November 4, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Pearl Meints and they lived on the Harms farm place until moving to Wellsburg on December 26, 1978.

Marlin was confirmed in the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wellsburg on April 3, 1924. He was received into the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg by letter of transfer in 1936.

Preceding him in death were: his parents, his first wife and one brother, Raymond Harms.

Survivors include: his wife, Pearl, one son, Gerald Harms of Pella; one daughter, Mrs. Angeline Luhring of Aplington; three step-children, Larry Meints of Steamboat Rock; Dennis Meints of Steamboat Rock; (Lois), Mrs. Neil Hoelscherof, Audubon, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; one brother, Harold F. Harms of Wellsburg and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 June 1979, pg 13


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