BENSON – Robert W. Harms, 94, died at 11:25 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
He was born April 27, 1923, in Benson, the son of Harm W. and Rachel M. Schneider Harms. He married Kathryn Maack on Dec. 6, 1953, in LaRose. She died Feb. 19, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Jerry (Debbie) Harms, Roanoke; two grandsons, Dan (Beth) Harms, Roanoke and Steven (Colleen) Harms, Gibsonia, Pa.; five great-grandchildren, Leyton Harms, Sawyer Harms, Remington Harms, Finley Harms and Arthur Harms and one sister, Florene Lawrence, Bloomington.
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 a custom shelling businesses out of his home on the farm. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Benson, where he had served on the church board as well as president, a former board member with the Benson Farmers Coop and the Woodford County Farm Bureau in Eureka.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Daniel Tuhy officiating. Visitation will take place Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Clayton Township Cemetery, Benson. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the church or to the AC Home of Roanoke.