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Harry Harms - March 28, 2014


Harry Ray Harms, age 92, died and went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2014. He was born in Fleming on Nov. 13, 1921, to William and Susie (Fulford) Harms. He was the sixth child of seven.

Harry attended the Fleming school though the eighth grade. He married Frances “Frankie” Olson in 1942. They spent a brief time in California for work. They then lived and farmed in the Dailey, Crook and Fleming areas. While living in Brush from 1955-1957, Harry worked on well drilling setup crews. In 1957, the family moved to Fleming to farm again. They were foster parents to many children.

He was employed at the Fleming School in charge of maintenance from 1958-1978. He joined the Logan County Road and Bridge maintenance department in 1978 and worked there until his retirement in 1987.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Fleming City Council.

Harry’s wife, Frances, died in 1986. He met Arlene Seger, and they were married on Oct. 10, 1987.

Harry lived an uncompromising life of faith; his passion for Christ was unwavering even until his last breath. He enjoyed camping and fishing in the Rocky Mountains. Harry’s sense of humor and infectious laugh will always be remembered, and he will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Susan; wife, Frances; and all of his siblings.

Harry is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughter, Ruth Dunbar and husband Dan of Visalia, Calif.; son, Donald Harms and wife Daveda of Greeley; Arlene’s children, Valerie and husband Ken of Elizabeth, Leland Seger of Haxtun and Lynn Seger of Haxtun; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Harry was scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at Gerk Funeral Home in Haxtun from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The celebration of life service was scheduled for Thursday, April 3 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Haxtun, with grandson Harry Harms and son Don Harms officiating.

Interment was set to be at the Fleming Cemetery.

Remembrances can be made to Regent Park Nursing and Rehab in Holyoke or the Fleming Cemetery, in care of Gerk Funeral Home, P.O. Box 486, Haxtun, CO 80731.

Gerk Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.