ROANOKE - Harvey L. Harms, 89, of Roanoke passed away at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
He was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Roanoke to Eilert and Ella (Uebler) Harms. He married Nancy Motley on Jan. 23, 1954, in Springfield, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Henry (Terri) Harms of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Shelly (Tom) Barth of Minonk, Ill., and Eileen (Brian) Harner of Normal, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Harvey owned and operated the family farm his entire life. He also worked in the area as a welder for many years, retiring with Kapraun Welding in Benson in the 1980s.
Harvey was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson and was very active in serving the church.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson. Pastor William Hecht will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and one half hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke or his church.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at Knappjohnsonharris.com.
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