Jerry Harm Harms

Feb. 18, 1961 – March 10, 2024
Jerry Harm Harms lost his battle with cancer on March 10, 2024.
Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Jerry managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. In his final days, he was surrounded by his children, who he adored more than anything else in the world, his loving wife, grandchildren and family.
Jerry was born February 18, 1961, to Harm and Annabelle Harms of Little Falls, Minnesota. Jerry’s childhood was spent on the family farm in Independence, Wisconsin, alongside his siblings, Byron, Norwin, Bonnie, Janice and Darla. Jerry was often referred to as the one child that looked and acted most like his father. He often referred back to the farm with a laugh and great stories of his time spent there with his family. He was described as a happy-go-lucky kid.
Jerry met and married his first wife, Pam, in 1983 in Whiteville, Wisconsin, before moving his family to Livingston, Montana, due to work opportunities and to be near his brother Norwin. They would welcome their first child, Joshua Harms, in 1983, and after moving to Lovell they welcomed their second child, Lacey Harms. They made Lovell their home for many years.
Throughout his life Jerry was extremely passionate toward his work as a mechanic. Through his love of cars, motorcycles and anything engine related, he was able to follow his passion to Gillette, where he met his true love, Debora Harms, in 2003. The couple married in 2010. Through this marriage he was blessed with two bonus sons, David Bauer and Travis Roach, as well as two more grandchildren.
Jerry and Debora Harms shared a life full of adventure, travel and love. They often spent days traveling on their motorcycles, most importantly to Sturgis, South Dakota. Jerry spoke often about the various trips he and Debora were able to take around the nation, sharing this passion.
In the later years of his life Jerry spent the majority of his time spoiling and caring for his grandchildren. His grandchildren described him as a willful man, who they could rely on for anything and everything without question. He always had advice, whether it was wanted or not, an able set of hands to help when needed and a knack for showing up just in the nick of time.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Harm and Annabelle Harms, brother Byron, sister Bonnie and stepson Travis Roach.
He is survived by his siblings Darla (Brent) Enos, Janice Gunderson and Norwin (Lynn) Harms; wife Debora; son Joshua (Jessica) Harms; daughter Lacey (Ian Franklin) Harms; stepson David (Krystal) Bauer; and grandchildren Little Josh, Dylan, Lacion, Averi, Johnathon, Jeremy, Jacob and Korbin.
A celebration of life for friends and family will be held at a later date.