Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Wilma T. Harnacke


Wilma T. Harnacke passed away 9:00 p.m. August 12, 2015 in Emden, Illinois.

She was born to William Towles and Ruby Towles Gandy (Mosier) November 14, 1925 in Logan County, IL.

She married Harold W. Harnacke February 2, 1947 in New Holland, IL.

Mrs. Harnacke was a clerk at Kroger’s for 20 years. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and member of the Cumberland Women’s group in Lincoln, co-founder of the Share Food Program in New Holland, and member of the Farm Bureau.

Surviving are her children Kenny (Carla) Harnacke of New Holland, Ladonna (Earl) Gass of Emden, Alan (Linda) Harnacke of Elkhorn, WI., and Quint (Linda) Harnacke of New Holland. Also surviving are daughter-in-law June Harnacke, 9 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 6 step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Harnacke, son Jerry Harnacke, one brother, Edward Towles, three sisters, Rosie Landon, Yvonne Snider and Edna Sommers.

Services for Wilma will be held at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Saturday, August 15, 2015 with visitation from 9-11 am. Funeral to follow visitation services at 11 am. Pastor Steven Blaum and Pastor Joe Snider will be officiating. Burial will be at Richmond Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may go to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Emden Rescue or Whistlestop Library.

Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.

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