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Eldon Alvin (KC) Harms - November 17, 2010


Eldon Alvin (KC) Harms was born in Kanarado, Kan., on Feb. 19, 1933 to Peter R. and Anna (Thiessen) Harms. He was the sixth of eight children.
The family later moved from Kanarado to Paxton, Neb., where Eldon attended school at #11 school. Eldon was born into a family with a rich Christian heritage and gave his life to Christ at the age of eight or nine.
Eldon married Irene King in Hesston, Kan., on June 19, 1952. Two children were born to them, Eldonna Joy and Preston Rodney (Rod) Harms.
In 2009 he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He passed away on Nov.17, 2010 in Grant, Neb.
Eldon had many diverse occupations in his lifetime: gas station attendant/auto mechanic, over the road truck driver, insurance salesman, grain elevator operator, restaurant owner, cookware salesman and many others.
Eldon practiced his Christian faith with the heart of a steward. In his “Madrid years” he volunteered endless hours at Perkins County Community Hospital and Golden Ours by helping with physical therapy and visiting the ill. He was an active member of Grant Evangelical Free Church. Eldon and Irene moved to Madrid, Neb, in 1981 where he was promptly nicknamed “KC” (Kansas City). Eldon went to work helping his youngest brother, Jerry, with farming and ranching, which he enjoyed until he was no longer able to work.
Eldon is preceded in death by his parents Pete and Ann, brothers Herb and Lee and sister Irene.
He is survived by his wife, Irene, two children, Eldonna and husband Donnie Esser and Preston (Rod) Harms; three grandchildren Keri Mankameyer, Juleigh (Matt Greiner) Esser and Jacob and wife Lacie Esser; great-grandson Kai Hudson Mankameyer; brothers Mel, Mer, Dale and Jerry, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 20, 2010 at the Grant Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Russ Gaar officiating.
Burial was in the Madrid Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.