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Verden Harms

d. January 5, 2019

Hillsboro – Verden Harms, 88, died January 5, 2019 at Salem Home in Hillsboro.  He was born June 22, 1930 to WW and Anna (Thiessen) Harms in Goessel.  He married Pauline Ollenburger Cook June 12, 1981 at the Marion Christian Church.  Survivors include: sons, Michael D. (Dawn) Harms of St. Joseph, Michigan, Ron Cook of Hillsboro; daughters, Teresa (Steven) Martin of Kansas City, Missouri, Gail King of Olathe; sister, Elfrieda Thomas of Omaha, Nebraska; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by his spouse, Pauline Harms in 2017.  Celebration of Life Service Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marion Christian Church in Marion officiated by Rev. Carl Helm.  Memorials to Kansas Lions Sight Foundation in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

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7 thoughts on “Verden Harms

  1. We are sorry to here the passing of Verdon him and our dad where great friends and I know my dad is happy to see him and spend time with him again in heaven we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers love Brenda and Rick Moss

  2. I have many fond childhood memories of Uncle Verden. He would play boogie woogie songs on the piano in Grandma’s parlor while the nieces and nephews danced around the room. When I was around 5, he drove me from my home in Kansas City to my grandparents farm to spend some time with them one summer. It was a fun trip as we talked and I played with some magnetic dogs he had on his dashboard. He always seemed very friendly, cheerful and caring. He was a good brother to my mom. I know he will be missed by many people

  3. I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Verdon through our mutual family times, especially mutual grandkid celebrations. He was very kind, considerate, helpful, and I always enjoyed visiting with him. I know he was strong as he battled many health problems. Our prayers are with you and may you abide in God’s peace. Love Jaurene, Mom, Mo, and all the family

  4. My sincere condolences to the family. It is never easy to part with those we love. I know all the warm and loving memories will no doubt help you as time passes and from all the kind notes already posted there will be many to share. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to spend a fair amount of time with Uncle Verd when I was growing up, particularly when I was in high school. We both loved cars, particularly old cars and would not infrequently spend weekend days at antique car auctions, rummaging around barns with old cars or just hanging out. He had a wonderfully optimistic spirit and I don’t recall that he ever had anything bad to say about someone. He was a joyful person and had a sweet disposition. He blessed many with his life and we will all miss him. He has finished the race and is in the loving arms of God.

  6. Uncle Verden was a special uncle. He always had a sparkle in his eye and took time to talk with everyone at family gatherings, even the youngest children. He was a gracious man with a zest for life, a quick smile, and a hearty laugh. He will be missed!

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