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Harms, David John 1960-1979

HARMS, JANSSEN

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/7/2010 at 21:57:10

Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Monday, February 26, 1979

Death of Brunsville young man first Le Mars traffic fatality

A young Brunsville man has become Le Mars' first 1979 traffic fatality. David Harms, 18, Brunsville, died Sunday at St. Joseph's hospital, Sioux City, after receiving neck and back injuries in a 1-car accident that occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Le Mars police reported Harms was a passenger in the front seat of a 1977 Ford Bronco driven by Robin Lowell Klemme, 18, Merrill.

The vehicle was east bound on 6th St. NE west of 2nd Ave when it slid on ice to the right, hit a dry spot of pavement, turned around and hit a snow bank, causing the vehicle to roll once. The
Bronco landed on its wheels.

Harms was taken to Floyd Valley hospital and later was transferred to St. Joseph's hospital, Sioux City.

Klemme and three passengers in the car, Bernard Gaumnitz, Merrill; John Oetken, Brunsville, and Mike Karssen, Le Mars, were not injured. Police estimated damage to the Bronco at $800.

David John Harms was bom June 14, 1960 in Le Mars to Harold and Delores Janssen Harms. He was a 1978 graduate of Le Mars Community high school and a freshman at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.

David was a member of the LCHS National Honor society, St. Peter's church, Brunsville, and was active at the church. He was a member of the Brunsville Softball team.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran church, Brunsville. Rev. Robert Salge will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's cemetery under direction of the Mauer funeral home in Le Mars.

A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors are his parents, Harold and Delores Harms, Brunsville; two sisters, Beth and Carol Harms, both of Brunsville; three brothers, Paul, Le Mars; Richard, Estherville, and Steve, Brunsville, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Adeline Janssen, Craig.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and a maternal grandfather.
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Le Mars Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, February 27, 1979

Banks will close for funeral services of David Harms

Dr. Thomas Coriden, Woodbury county medical examiner, ruled that David Harms, 18, Brunsville, died of a broken neck. He died Monday at St. Joseph's hospital, Sioux City, 24 hours after the accident in Le Mars.

A memorial has been established in his name.

Funeral services will be at 1 :.10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran church, Brunsville. Rev. Robert Salge will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of the Mauer funeral home in Le Mars.

A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Le Mars Savings bank will be closed between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday. The main bank will not reopen following the services. The drive-up
window will re-open at 3 p.m. The First State bank at Brunsville, where David's father Harold Harms is president, will close Wednesday
afternoon.


 

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