Leroy “Pete” Harms, 89, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday morning, April 6, 2017, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Missouri.
He was born on April 4, 1928, near Lincoln, Mo., the son of Edward Henry Harms and Dora Augusta (Ebeling) Harms. On July 27, 1952, in Osceola, Mo., he married Lula Bell Burkhart and she preceded him in death on February 23, 2007.
Pete worked in agriculture his whole life. Over the years, he raised hogs, cattle, and dairy cattle. He also planted row crops and enjoyed having the first truck load of wheat to the elevator at harvest time. He liked going to the sale barn and attending farm sales. He loved being a farmer and continued in to his 80’s as long as his health would allow. After his retirement, he enjoyed watching RFDTV and the western channel, especially “Gunsmoke” on television. He was confirmed as a young man at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Lincoln, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Kenny Harms, Carthage, Mo.; a daughter, Carolyn Schweitzer and husband, Kevin, Windsor, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Jonathan, Kelsi, Kendra, Clint, Colby and Megan; 2 great-grandchildren, Tearnie and Riley; a brother, Earl Harms, Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Ruby Nagel, Knob Noster, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Burkhart, Windsor, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond “Jay” Harms, and 4 sisters, Laverna Killion, Viola Schenewark, Maurine Riddle and Erma Schenewark.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Laurel Oak Cemetery in care of the funeral home.