Margaret “Meg” Harms Nov. 15, 1941 – Nov. 7, 2019


Margaret “Meg” Harms

Margaret “Meg” Harms, 77, of Anamosa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, surrounded by her family. 

Visitation was held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, Monticello, where a parish vigil service was held at 3:00 p.m. Visitation continued from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday prior to funeral services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello, with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Paul Baldwin officiated. Placing of the pall was done by Rich, Lisa & Lanette. Lectors were Carol Janssen and Audra Holmes and giftbearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers were Michele Bayne, Robby Holmes and Kacie Bayne. Music was provided by Jan Null and Kara Butterworth. Honorary pallbearers were Fran Harmsen, Sharon Melchert, Joyce Hanssen and Marilyn Gray. Pallbearers were Mike Holmes, Steve Holmes, Bobby Aldrich, Bill Janssen, Kevin Prull and Brad Mrstik. 

Margaret was born Nov. 15, 1941, in Monticello, the daughter of Samuel Jr. and Mary (Mitchell) Holmes. She married Richard Harms on June 16, 1962, at Sacred Heart in Monticello. They were proud parents of two daughters, Lisa and Lanette. 

Meg graduated from Sacred Heart Schools, and then worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 4 years. She worked at Rockwell International (Collins Radio) as a quality auditor for 35 years. Meg was a leader for the Camp Fire girls and Jackson Wise Owls 4H club. She taught CCD for several years at Sacred Heart. Meg sang with the Sacred Heart Choir, Rockwell Mixed Choir and Joyful Noise Women’s Choir. She liked to dance, sew, cook, crafting, and spoil her grandkids and great-grand kids. 

Survivors include her husband Richard, children: Lisa (Tim) Snider of Muskegon, Mich., Lanette (Brian) Boots of Robins, grandchildren: T.J. Snider, Ashley ( Jeremy) Witte, Derek (Mariah) Boots, Lauren ( Jake) Nelson, great grandchildren: Kinslee, Javin, Addalynn, Tegan, Kason, and Cecilia, with two more on the way, siblings: Sharon (Don) Katuin, Betty Prull, Robert (Kathy) Holmes and a brother-in-law, Dave Conway. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Charles Holmes, Rosalie Conway and brother-in-law, Harry Prull. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www. kramerfuneral.com. 

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