Robert Harms

Robert W. Harms, 94, of Benson, passed away 11:25 p.m. Monday (Nov. 6, 2017) at Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

He was born April 27, 1923, in Benson, to Harm W. and Rachel M. Schneider Harms. He married Kathryn Maack on Dec. 6, 1953, in LaRose. She passed away Feb. 19, 2013.

Surviving are his son, Jerry (Debbie) Harms, Roanoke; two grandsons, Dan (Beth) Harms, Roanoke, and Steven (Colleen) Harms, Gibsonia, Pa.; one sister, Florene Lawrence, Bloomington; and five great-grandchildren, Leyton, Sawyer, Remington, Finley and Arthur Harms.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Harms; and one sister, Ruth Hauptman.

Bob farmed in the Benson area all of his life and also ran custom shelling businesses out of his home on the farm.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Benson where he served on the the church board and was a past president. He was a past board member of the Benson Farmer’s Co-op and was a member of Woodford County Farm Bureau.

His funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Benson. Pastor Daniel Tuhy will officiate. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Clayton Township Cemetery, Benson. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Apostolic Christian Church, Roanoke.

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