NEWTON - Wilmer A. Harms, 93, passed away on Sept. 17, 2015, at Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton. Wilmer was born on July 2, 1922, the son of William and Anna (Thiessen) Harms.
He graduated from Goessel High School and during World War II served in the Civilian Public Service.
On Oct. 21,1946, he married Esther Ediger, his wife of 64 years, and they had two sons, Willard and Kevin. Wilmer attended Tabor College and graduated from Kansas University and the KU School of Medicine. After practicing as a family physician in Hesston, for 11 years, he obtained his specialty in ophthalmology and practiced at the Hertzler Clinic in
Halstead until his retirement in 1992.
Wilmer is survived by his sons, Will (Mary) and Kevin (Becky); six grandchildren, Stacey, Charles, MacKenzie, Blake, Craig, and Anne Harms; brother, Verdon; and sister, Elfreda Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther; his parents; brothers, Marvin and Richard and sister, Phebe Just.
Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Koerner Heights MB Church, Newton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, also at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies or Kidron Bethel Village. Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston, is in charge of arrangements.