Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Elfriede A. Harmon, 84, Keokuk >

Elfriede Anna (Paar) Harmon, of Keokuk, IA, passed absent peacefully in her rest on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Montrose Health Center in Montrose, IA at the age of 84.

     She was born January 9, 1937, in Zwittau, Czechoslovakia, the second boy or girl of Johan Paar and Emilie (Filipp) Paar.  At fourteen yrs previous Frieda rode her bicycle to do the job at a cheese manufacturing facility.  If it acquired darkish, her father would meet up with her and wander her house to make confident she was harmless.  At sixteen, Frieda worked in a manufacturing facility earning jewelry but experienced to stop mainly because she was allergic to the products to make the jewellery.  At seventeen, Frieda went to perform at a textile manufacturing facility creating mattress linens.

     Frieda satisfied her potential partner, Roy James Harmon, at a spring truthful and carnival in Augsburg, West Germany, white he was stationed there as an Army helicopter mechanic.  There were united in relationship on February 12, 1960 at the German registrar in Augsburg and on February 13, 1960, in the Catholic Church in Diedorf, West Germany.  Following Roy’s discharge from the Military, they returned to the states and produced their household in Keokuk, IA.  Frieda later became a U.S. citizen.   She primarily was a homemaker apart from for a year she worked in a nursing house but had to give up because she experienced a rough time when a resident would pass away.

     Frieda had quite a few hobbies together with knitting, working out, dancing and home improvement.  She took extraordinary pleasure in her household and lawn.  She cherished spending time with her youngsters, grandchildren, excellent-grandchildren and fantastic-fantastic-grandchild.  She cherished her quite a few dogs all through her existence.  Frieda appreciated her in-regulations really like and acceptance into the Harmon relatives getting she was from Germany.

     She is survived by just one son, James Roy Harmon and wife Theresia of Keokuk, one daughter, Gina Maria Harmon of Keokuk, three grandchildren, Amy Kelly, Cheri Kelly and her husband Nathan and Andrew Harmon and his spouse Amber all of Keokuk, eleven terrific-grandchildren, Brooklyn Ackley, Josh Ackley, Phoenix Harmon, Ashton Harmon, Ethan Kelly, Addison Kelly, Noah Kelly, Andreas Harmon, Gabriella Kelly, Haydrian Harmon and James Harmon and a single excellent-terrific-grandchild, Brighton Ackley.  Frieda was anxiously awaiting the beginning of her twelfth great-grandchild.   She is also survived by three sisters, Inge (Paar) Mohler and her partner Korre, Traudl Paar and Ursula (Paar) Kretschmann all of Germany, one brother-in-law Dale Harmon and his wife Betsy of Palm Coastline, FL, three sisters-in-regulation, Gloria Harmon of Keokuk,  Rose Harmon of Elburn, IL, Peggy Harmon of Alexandria, Mo and nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in demise by her husband, Roy James Harmon, her mother and father, her grandparents, her mom and father-in-law, James Fredrick and Wilma Alberta (Fowler) Harmon, one sister Hermie (Paar) Meek and her partner Hans, 1 brother Hansel Paar, and two brothers-in-legislation, Leslie Harmon and Walter Harmon

    The household would like to thank all the individuals that aided consider treatment of Frieda the past number of many years, her granddaughter, Cheri Kelly, good-granddaughter Brooklyn Ackley, granddaughter-in-law, Amber Harmon, Janet Symonds, Jeriann Morgan, Barb Baird and specially her daughter-in-regulation Theresia Harmon.

    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Residence in Keokuk with Pastor John Heath officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.

    Visitation will be held on Wednesday from noon- 1 p.m. at the funeral home with household meeting with close friends at that time.

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