Obituary: Delores A. “Tootie” Harms

Delores A. “Tootie” Harms, age 93, of Reedsburg, WI, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She was born on January 15, 1930 in Loganville, WI, the daughter of Lorenz and Ruth (Bergman) Luetkens. On June 9, 1950, Delores was united in marriage to Wilbert W. Harms at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Loganville. This marriage was blessed with two daughters. Delores enjoyed gardening, the Cubs, and was a “lefty” pitcher in softball. She was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Loganville

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert W. “Bill” Harms on January 22, 2011; and her parents; grandson-in-law, Marc Douglas; brother, Norbert Luetkens; sister and brother-in-law, Vera Mae and Orville Hahn; sister, Marlene Koenecke; sisters and brothers-in-law, Arleda and Gilbert Muchow, and Jerome and Rita Harms.

She is survived by her daughters: Kathy (John) Reuter of Reedsburg and Marie (Kevin) Holman of Texas; grandchildren: Ryan (Miranda) Reuter, Renee and Russell (Käthe) Reuter, Sara (David) Holman-Nash, and Laura Douglas; great-granddaughters, Masina, Anna, Ellis and Avery; great-grandsons, Broxton and Maxwell; sister, Vernice (Don) Schultz; brother and sister-in-law, Arend (Marcella) Harms; brother-in-law, Marty Koenecke; along with many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service for Delores Harms will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow the service in St. John Cemetery, Westfield Township. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Loganville, in lieu of flowers.

The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family