EDWARDSVILLE – Byron Gordon Harms, 80, a lifelong Dixon resident, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Edwardsville, surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Dixon, to Oliver Louis and Mary Emma (LeFevre) Harms. On Aug. 14, 1953, in Polo, he married Gloria C. Eckerd.
He had farmed, been a long-haul trucker, and had worked at Allied Waste in Dixon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ellen Harms of Edwardsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Laurie Harms of Poplar Grove and Eric and Patricia Harms of Dixon; nine grandchildren, Tearye Klosterman, Emylee (Roman) Key-Crowley, Scott (Kim) Klosterman, Kalyn (Jacob) Branch, Olivia, Haley, Jonathan and Erica Harms, and Mathew (Rachel) Harms; three great-grandchildren, Samantha Key-Crowley, Kyle Key-Crowley, and Nina Barton; and a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Carl Sheneberger of Boise, Idaho.
He also was preceded in death by a son, David Harms; and a brother, Harry Harms.
The family will have a memorial service at 11 a.m. April 28 at Dixon Church of the Brethren, 215 North Court, with the Rev. Marty Creager, pastor, officiating. Private burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
Memorials may be made to Dixon Church of the Brethren.
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