OBITUARY

Dolores L. Harms

May 2, 1936February 27, 2021

Dolores L. Harms, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Kenneth Mars officiating. The funeral service will be livestreamed through Wyobraskalcms facebook page. Burial will follow in the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Dolores’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Kimball County Manor Employee Fund. The services for Dolores have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Dolores L. Harms was born in Sidney, Nebraska on May 2, 1936, the daughter of Albert and Laura (Phelps) Brauer. She was baptized into the Lutheran Faith on May 24, 1936 and confirmed on June 4, 1950. She graduated from the Chappell High School and then received her teaching certificate from Chadron College. Dolores taught grades K-8 for 5 years. Dolores was married to Vernon Harms on April 19, 1959 in Chappell. They lived on the family farm south of Bushnell. Dolores was a fabulous cook and made the best homemade pies. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ, her family, her St. John’s Church family and the dedicated staff at the Kimball County Manor.

Survivors include her son Wesley (Tami) Harms of Harrisburg, SD; daughter Candace (Pastor Darrell) Debowey of Laramie, WY; brother Ivan (Joyce) Brauer of Yuma, CO; grandchildren Ashley (Jared) Baxendale, David (Beth) Debowey, Jon (Hope) Debowey, Jacob Harms and Vandi Bymers. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Wendell Harms, husband, and brothers Norman, David, Merle and Virgil.

  • FAMILY

  • her son Wesley (Tami) Harms of Harrisburg, SD; daughter Candace (Pastor Darrell) Debowey of Laramie, WY; brother Ivan (Joyce) Brauer of Yuma, CO; grandchildren Ashley (Jared) Baxendale, David (Beth) Debowey, Jon (Hope) Debowey, Jacob Harms and Vandi Bymers. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Wendell Harms, husband, and brothers Norman, David, Merle and Virgil.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Debowey, Active Bearer
  • Jonathan Debowey, Active Bearer
  • Jacob Harms, Active Bearer
  • Ray Brauer, Active Bearer
  • Willie Brauer, Active Bearer
  • Glen Klawonn, Active Bearer
  • Vandi Bymers, Honorary Bearer
  • Ivan Brauer, Honorary Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Kimball County Manor - Employee Fund

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 5, 2021

Memories

Dolores L. Harms

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Patty (Phelps) Nesbitt

March 4, 2021

It has been years since I have seen Delores but I can still hear that laugh. Fond memories of her staying at our house in Kimball for a short time when she first started her teaching position in Bushnell. I was just a little kid probably 10 years old. Rest In Peace cousin Delores.

Shelly Wasielewski

March 4, 2021

Hii my name is Shelly..I'm a CNA/Medaide at the Manor..Dolores was one of my favorites..I had a nickname for her..she was Sister Dee..I walked in her room one day and her was being set with rollers..after that a pillowcase was put on her head and it looked like a habit that a Nun wears thats why I called her my sister dee..Soar High with the Angels my friend..Will love you forever❤❤

Elvera Felgenhauer

March 3, 2021

My memory of Dolores is how she was so caring, kind, and her talent in making things. When she and Vernon lived in Washington, she would make us feel so welcome as we had lots of good times together visiting and laughing. They visited us a lot in Spokane and my parents in Fairfield. Dolores was there for me when I lost my Mom as she gave me a hug and we shared how our faith in God would get us through our loss. She felt my Mom was like another mother for her. She will be missed but know that we will all be together in a happier place someday.

Teresa Peterson

March 2, 2021

Miss Dolores, oh my, what a beautiful and unselfish woman! Her laughter and hugs were my favorite part when we could get together. I always enjoyed her stories of living on the farm and learned a few things from those conversations. May she rest in peace.

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