IN HONOR OF CHARLES I. HARMS (CW4)
Charles I. Harms passed away peacefully in his home on March 29, 2023 with his beloved wife, Nancy Del Monte Harms, by his side.
Born February 23, 1938, in George, Iowa, Charles (Chuck) was the son of George E. and Meta K. (Hinsch) Harms.
He was raised on a farm requiring diligence and hard work needed to maintain and manage a farm. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he travelled throughout the U.S., as well as Europe, Viet Nam and Thailand. He was the recipient of two bronze stars while courageously serving his country. He retired after 20 years of service as one of the youngest Chief Warrant Officers (38 years old) at the time.
Along with his wife, Nancy, they shared an insatiable enthusiasm for history, especially family history. They spent hours poring over old documents in numerous libraries, courthouses, and old city offices. They enjoyed their leisurely trips to the mountains, working in their yard and watching the Green Bay Packers. They were inseparable and devoted to one another.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Margot, and his son, Jeffrey, and brother-in-law, Hershel Hassebroek. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, his sister, Susan Hassebroek, stepson,
Jeff Del Monte and stepdaughter and son-in-law James and Lori Del Monte Simmank.
Gathering of Remembrance will begin at 11:00am with a Funeral Service at 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass Drive. Committal Service to follow at 1:30pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.