Lucille A. Harms, 78, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, May 6, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A funeral service was May 10 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany with the Rev. Anthony Christoffels officiating. Interment was in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Lucille Arlene Cleveland was born April 22, 1944, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Oscar and Bertha (Erickson) Cleveland. She was united in marriage to Cecil Harms Dec. 18, 1965, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, Iowa. Lucille helped Cecil on the farm but primarily focused on raising her family. She was an insurance agent in Slayton in 1990, and when the couple moved to St. Joseph in 1995, Lucille worked as a receptionist at Plaza Park Bank.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany. Lucille enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and camping, playing 500 and solitaire card games, sewing, watching the Minnesota Vikings, playing games on her iPad and loved visiting with friends and family, especially with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Cecil Harms of Melrose; children Cal (Diane) Harms of Freeport, Kim (Ken) Burton of Cottonwood, and Cory Harms of Menomonie, Wisconsin; grandchildren Justin (Samantha) Harms, Jeremy (Michaela) Harms, Bryan Harms, Micah (Wesley Isberner) Louwagie, Paul (Addy) Louwagie, Michael (Bailey) Louwagie and Katie Louwagie; four great-grandchildren Olivia, Jasper, Lucille and Alexis; and many nieces and nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Kari Lynn Harms; sisters and brother Arla Anderson, Stella Gilbertson, Darlene Aronson, Arvilla Sassman and John Cleveland. 

Serving as casket bearers were Justin Harms, Jeremy Harms, Bryan Harms, Micah Louwagie, Paul Louwagie and Michael Louwagie.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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