Jarrett passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to The Shenandoah Community Food Pantry or the Shenandoah Pregnancy and Resource Center.
On February 16, 1954, Jarrett Ray Harms was born to Glenn E and Eleanor (Wright) Harms in Shenandoah, Iowa. His youth was spent in Shenandoah from which many a story arose about the fun and sports games played by the whole neighborhood. In 1972 he graduated from Shenandoah Community High School.
On November 21, 1974 he was joined in marriage to Jacqueline M. Laughlin. They were blessed by two children Jason R Harms and Amanda M (Harms) Wiltz. Jarrett worked at Tyler Bottling Co, MidContinent Bottling Co, Eaton Corporation and spent the last 25 years working faithfully at Pella Rolscreen Co achieving recognition for his continuous work record. He treasured the relationships he had with his co-workers.
Jarrett was a faithful and loyal man who enjoyed his family and friends. Fishing trips to Canada and hunting in the Loess Hills with friends and family were cherished memories of his and the source of many stories. He also loved gardening and working in the yard creating beautiful flower beds and landscapes. He loved nature. He also appreciated good music and was often found listening to one of his favorite bands. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and following their activities. He might have been known to "brag" a little bit about his grandchildren. He was a wonderful, devoted husband, father, grandpa, son, brother and friend and he will be sorely missed.
Jarrett was preceded in death by his father Glenn E Harms and mother Eleanor I Harms. Left with many cherished memories are his wife Jacqueline (Jackie) Harms, son Jason Harms and daughter in law Michelle, daughter Amanda (Mandi) Wiltz and son in law Chad, sister Marla Worthington and brother in law Joe, four grandchildren Gabriella Harms, Isabella Harms, Jada Wiltz, and Jackson Wiltz as well as many friends and family members. We are comforted that he is now at peace in Christ in his Father's loving arms.
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Jackie, Jason, and Mandy ... so sorry to hear of Jarrett's passing. I've known him my whole life and we played a lot sports together in the old days. He was always a very classy guy. He will be missed.
Jackie & family,
Jackie & family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss - will keep you in our prayers.
Marv & Darlene Feller
I will miss my birding friend. He was a lover of nature. My sympathy to all.
Jackie & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. He fought a brave battle. We will be thinking of you.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy to Jackie and family
Jackie,Jason,Mandy,& family, I’m so sorry to hear of Jarretts passing. He was a very nice neighbor and friend.
May God put his arms around you and give you strength, pease and comfort you in this time of sorrow . God Bless
Oh Jackie, I'm so sorry to see this....you have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Deb Smith (former Collins Drug co-worker, Malvern)
Jarrett was all that my brother Danne mentioned. He taught us to throw and catch and built us a pole vault pit ,which in 5th grade I brought home 2nd place ribbon, he was as proud as me. The home run derby games, basketball and scrambling for money for equipment that he and we thought we should have, always a smile and quick wit. The tree his Dad planted for the Jones's still stands mighty today, Just a real super person and huge part of my early childhood, Thanks Jarrett
I was sorry to hear of Jarrett's passing I knew Jarrett and Jackie from their high school days and also enjoyed my association with Jason and Amanda as students in my classes a few years later. Our sympathies to you all.
We were fortunate to live down the street by the Harm’s family’s home. Jarrett was as good as someone can be. Yes, he was a natural athlete. Yes, he was kind to us smaller kids. He was very intelligent, humorous person who taught my brother and I very much about and life, and being good people. He was stubbornly independent and “right”most of the time. One time a neighborhood baseball game produced a broken window....
The field cleared and players scattered in fear. Jarrett walked a straight line to the house to explain the incident. I was never so proud and bit ashamed that I had to quit hiding .....to follow him.
Again, a humble, intelligent, natural athletic talent, who loved his family.
Shenandoah was the beneficiary and better for him being there.
We will miss knowing he is not there in body.
I loved him so much!
We are so very sorry for the family’s and Shenandoah’s significant loss.
Danne E. Jones
P.S. He would have made a top notched storm chaser too... for the Weather Channel
Jackie,I am so glad I had the opportunity to see Jarrett a few weeks ago. He stopped into the mall where I work and talked quite awhile. We talked about cousin get togethers. He seemed to be in good spirits and I had no idea his health was that bad. He gave me a big hug before he left. So sorry.
So sorry to hear this. We spent our childhood playing with the neighborhood kids like a big family. Jarrett & Marla was part of our childhood. Please fill the hole in your hearts with happy funny memories.
Jackie and Families, and Marla and Family, we both knew and liked Jarrett. You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers
Jackie and family, we were so sorry to hear about Jarrett. He was such a nice person. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jackie and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Jarrett, he was a hard worker and a great person! He will truly be missed. Joy and Richard Thompson
So sorry for your loss, Jackie and Family. Jarrett was one cool dude and we had so many good hunting stories and times! Hugs to you all! Anne
Oh man Jackie I am so sorry for your loss I didn’t know he had health problem I only saw him at Dave Monham wife funeral and now bang he gone wow that surely was quick to find out about that well now he be join at home with his mom and dad I surely miss his mom Eleanor we work together at Kitchen klatter she would talk alots about her son and her husband Glean May God guide you and comfort you in time of your loss Terry Ann Fetz schaper
Janet Anton - I am so sorry for your loss Jackie. I had not seen Jarrett in a few years but remember seeing him on the golf course several times and he always told me to come out and get some of the hedge balls on your tree which I did several times. He was such a nice guy. I feel your loss. Hugs
May God provide you with peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11
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