Leonard Harms, 77, of Sweet Springs, died Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs with Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Burial with military rites was in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Nov. 8, 1933, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Rudolph Harms and Emilie Lovercamp Harms. On May 22, 1955, he married Roberta May Marchant who survives of the home. Leonard lived in the Sweet Springs area most of his life where he was a life-long farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of Sweet Springs American Legion Post. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served in numerous capacities through the years, including head usher for many of those years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Meyers and Dana Luedeman of Concordia; one son, Steven Harms of Sweet Springs; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester Harms and Alfred Harms, both of Sweet Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Harms, and one sister, Irene Lohman.