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Lucille Jeanette Harms

Lucille Jeanette Harms

Lucille Jeanette (Nelson) Harms, age 95, was born on March 20, 1922, the daughter of Henry and Tillie (Guse) Nelson where they lived on a farm near Brewster, MN. She attended a one room school and then graduated from the Brewster High School in 1939. Pursuing an interest in Cosmetology for hair styling, Lucille attended a school in the Twin Cities. She returned to Worthington, MN and was employed locally as a beautician. This is where she met and married Frank Harms on September 20, 1944. They lived and farmed in the Reading area along with their son, Ronald and his wife, Helen. They enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends. Due to an allergic reaction to hair styling supplies, Lucille also pursued an adventure in the Fuller Brush Industry as well as the Welcome Wagon Lady for the new comers to the Worthington area. She also had a passion for sewing for herself, Frank, and her grandchildren. You could always find her in her sewing room!

After retiring, every winter Lucille and Frank traveled to Texas to enjoy the company of friends and warm weather. In her later years, Lucille also was very active in St. Matthew's sewing group where they made quilts for missions and she volunteered at Pioneer Village.

Lucille lived in her home for 91 years and then resided at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda until she passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Lucille is survived by her son, Ronald Harms, and his wife, Helen of Worthington; two grandchildren, Chad Harms and his wife, Jeani of Worthington, and Jamie Harms of Detroit, Michigan; and four great grandchildren, Allen, Dylan, Mason, and Easton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, one infant son, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Casket bearers will be Mike Wagley, Gary Wagley, Dean Smestad, David Yates, Jeff Meier, and Keith Stanton. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.