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Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE

OBITUARY

Leonard Henry Harms

April 13, 1938January 8, 2020

Leonard H. Harms, 81, of Hereford, Colorado, died at his home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Bluffs Cemetery. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Leonard’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Visitation will be held at the church in Kimball on Monday from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be given to either the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, Earle Anderson Memorial Rodeo in Grover, Colorado or the Kimball Presbyterian Church. The funeral services have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Leonard Henry Harms was the beloved Fifth Child of Ernest and Meta Harms, born April 13, 1938 in Fort Morgan, Colorado, the son of Ernest and Meta (Thieman) Harms. He grew up around and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School, then served our Country bravely in the US Army. When he returned home, he ranched and farmed the rolling prairie of his Youth, spending his happiest moments with International Tractors, Dodge pickups, and black cattle. He married Janyce Klinginsmith in 1979; they matched well in life and business. Four daughters, Amanda, Candace, Andrea, and Carmela, brightened his days, dented his pickups, and became his favorite audience for jokes. Leonard especially loved his church, his own singing, and watching the Colorado Buffalos win. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, playoff football, and all the jam a man could want.

He is survived by his wife Janyce, his daughters and their spouses: Amanda and Todd, Candace, Andrea, Carmela and Tyler; his grandchildren: Lexi, Joe, Alex, Kenzie, Roman, Reilly, Henley, Taylor, Mady, Lacie and Trevor; his Brother Orvil, plus beloved family members greater than grains of wheat. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma, Lorene, and Delores, and grandson Bentley.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Janyce, his daughters and their spouses: Amanda and Todd, Candace, Andrea, Carmela and Tyler; his grandchildren: Lexi, Joe, Alex, Kenzie, Roman, Reilly, Henley, Taylor, Mady, Lacie and Trevor; his Brother Orvil, plus beloved family members greater than grains of wheat. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma, Lorene, and Delores, and grandson Bentley.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tony Joska, Pallbearer
  • Sean Downey, Pallbearer
  • Todd Matteson, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Graves, Pallbearer
  • Alex Graves, Pallbearer
  • Joe Joska, Pallbearer
  • Taylor Matteson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Trevor Matteson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lexi Joska, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roman Joska, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Reilly Clubb, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Henley Clubb, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lacie Clubb, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kenzie Graves, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mady Graves, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bentley Graves, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Shriner's Children's Hospital
  • Earle Anderson Memorial Rodeo
  • Kimball Presbyterian Church

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

Leonard Henry Harms

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Phil Mortensen

January 16, 2020

I have fond memories of my friendship with Leonard. He was a good personal friend who was steeped in integrity. I would occasionally work driving tractor or combine on the farm, and I never mentioned it to him, but I would have worked for just the food and one beer we had for lunch at Orville’s house. His mother and sister in law created a banquet everyday. He will be missed.

Elvera Felgenhauer (Harms)

January 15, 2020

I am a first cousin of Leonard’s and live in Spokane, Washington. I have a lot of wonderful memories when our family visited his family. My sister Alice and I always enjoyed the adventures Leonard would take us on and his teasing when we were young. We were so glad we spent time with him in July. Don (husband) always enjoyed being with Leonard too as they could talk about farming, ranching, sports and etc. His faith in the Lord was very strong as we had many discussions about this. We will miss him but know that some day we will be together again.

Mary Ann Eisenhauer

January 13, 2020

Leonard was a classmate of mine. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest and sincere condolence to you and all his family. Mary Ann Eisenhauer. (Prouty)

Jean Tietmeyer

January 12, 2020

Please know that your family is in our thoughts at this time of loss. Lenard was abundantly blessed to have such a loving family.

Pat Birt

January 12, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Linda Thompson-Wood

January 10, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Thompson-Wood

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY