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Shirley R. Harms

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Shirley Ruth Harms, 92, of Dixon, passed away Saturday evening, April 13, 2013, at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She worked at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling; Ford Hopkins; and the Dixon Public School District. After her father died, Shirley spent the rest of her career working on the family farm with her brother in Palmyra Township. 

Shirley was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Dixon, the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Smith) Harms. She was a Dixon High School graduate, class of 1939, and a graduate of Scovill Business School. Shirley enjoyed photography, gardening, and especially genealogy.

Survivors include one nephew, Gary Harms (special friend Colleen Sutherland) of Seymour, Wis.; one niece, Kathe Harms (special friend William Sloggy) of Appleton, Wis.; great-nephew, Angelo Sherville of Appleton; and great-niece, Amanda (Craig) Lamothe of Greenville, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, George Harms; and her brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Bernice Harms.

Per Shirley’s request, there only will be a private graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

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