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  • Obituary: Kenneth G. Harms, 84, Syracuse

  • Kenneth G. Harms, 84, died at his home in rural Syracuse on Aug. 26, 2012, surrounded by his wife of 62 years and family. He was born on Feb. 2, 1928 on a farm southeast of Syracuse to Harvey J. Sr. and Clara (Engelbrecht) Harms.


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  • Kenneth G. Harms, 84, died at his home in rural Syracuse on Aug. 26, 2012, surrounded by his wife of 62 years and family. He was born on Feb. 2, 1928 on a farm southeast of Syracuse to Harvey J. Sr. and Clara (Engelbrecht) Harms.
     
    He was a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church Delaware-rural Syracuse where he was baptized on June 16, 1928 and confirmed on April 18, 1943. Kenneth attended District 40 country school and Syracuse High School. He left high school to work on the family farm when his father became ill.
     
    He married Alvina E. Mueller of Syracuse on April 12, 1950 at North Branch Lutheran Church-rural Avoca.
     
    Kenneth served on Christ Lutheran Church Council and District 40 Rural School Board. He was awarded the Otoe County Outstanding Young Farmer 1962-1963 by the Nebraska City Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1981 he was awarded the Nemaha NRD Conservation Award.
     
    Kenneth spent his life doing what he loved —being a farmer. He was also a self-taught carpenter and could fix anything. He enjoyed creating toys and gifts for his grandchildren.
    Kenneth is survived by his wife, Alvina; sons Robert (Tally Schmidt) Harms of Tekamah and Donald (Janet) Harms of Syracuse; grandchildren Stacey (Casey Hevlin) Harms, Scott Harms, Nicole (Justin) McWilliams, Tiffany (Travis) Walters, and Derek Harms; great grandchildren Nathan McWilliams and Jaxen and Graysen Walters; sister Janis Wessel of Syracuse; brothers and sisters-in-laws Joyce Harms of Papillion, Dorothy Lawson of Lincoln, Ben and Pauline Huber of Schuyler, Leona Post of Syracuse, Shirley Whitney of Lincoln, and Kenneth and Janice Mueller of Syracuse; and many nephews and nieces.
    He was preceded in death by brother Harvey “Doc” Harms, sister Helen Kepler, and brothers-in-law George Wessel, Edward Kepler, Vard Lawson, Roland Post and Robert Whitney.
     
    The funeral service is Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church Delaware-rural Syracuse. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Delaware Cemetery.
     
    Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
     
    In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in care of family for future designation in Ken’s memory.
     
    Arrangements are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse.
     
    Condolences may be sent to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.

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