Alvin F. Harms, 65, of Ireton, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his residence in Ireton.
Alvin F. Harms was born June 18, 1938, west of Le Mars, the son of Jurgen and Katherine (Beitelspacher) Harms. He attended rural school and since the age of 9 had used a wheelchair. Alvin was employed as a jeweler at Jerry's Jewelry in Hawarden and later for Dick Van Gelder in Orange City. He later built Harms Rec. in Ireton.
Alvin was active in many activities in Ireton. He was a member of the Ireton Storm Watchers, the gun club, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig and spent much time with the Super Stop coffee drinkers. He enjoyed going to sales and auctions. Alvin also enjoyed compiling his family history.
Survivors include three brothers and their wives, Clarence and Pat of Bellevue, Wash., Arthur and Darlene of Estelline, S.D., and Ernest and Iona of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Marion and her husband, Ocie Jarrett of Rochelle, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-nieces and great-great-nieces.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig with the Rev. A. Pete Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation will begin at noon Friday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Ireton.