Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church,
with the Rev. David L. Hofer officiating. Visitation will be from
9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery,
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln handled arrangements.
Mrs. Harmsen farmed with her husband until his
death and then worked as a seamstress at the Odd
Fellows Children's Home in Lincoln for a number of
She was born May 24, 1907, near Pekin to Adam and
Louise Fauth Hoerbert. She married Walter Harmsen on
June 15, 1929, at Emden, and he preceded her in
death on Nov. 18, 1962.
She is survived by one son, Walter Allen
(Marilyn) Harmsen of Emden; two daughters, Rose Mary
(and Ben) Conrady of Lincoln and Julia (and Robert)
Cross of Emden; 12 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren and two
step-great-grandchildren; and one
She was also preceded in death by one daughter,
Donna Rae Pegram; three brothers, Alfred Hoerbert,
Maurice Hoerbert and Bill Hoerbert; and four
sisters, Clara Buse, Elizabeth Schleder, Rose
Bergman and Gertrude Kutz
She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church,
the Ladies Aid and Cross and Crown circles of the
church, and the Emden Homemakers Extension Unit.
She graduated from Hartsburg High School in 1926.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran
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