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William K. “Bill” Harms

Dec 16, 1925 - Feb 16, 2022


William K. “Bill” Harms, 96, of Sheboygan, passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Sheboygan Senior Community. Bill was born on December 16, 1925 in Sheboygan to the late Alexander and Esther (Burrow) Harms. Bill graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946, and later was proud to have participated in the Honor Flight for Veterans. Bill was united in marriage to Kathleen Pfister at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on September 30, 1950. He was a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Bill formed his own band, the Billy Harms Trio, which played for many years in Sheboygan. He was an agent with Prudential Insurance for 22 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed many trips to Disney with the love of his life, Kathleen. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and loved golfing and bowling.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Kathleen; children, Robert Harms; Steven (Sharon) Harms and Andrew Harms; grandchildren, Alex, Ashley, David, and Maximilian; great-grandchild, Nicolai Stinson.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Beatrice Long and Shirley Kletzein and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Harms.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan on Monday, February 21, 2022 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 12:00 p.m. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum with VFW 9156 providing military honors.
A memorial fund is being established in Bill’s name. Condolences may be expressed online at


Date: Monday Feb 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Monday Feb 21, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



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Bob Fahres

I grew up in Sheboygan, I'm now 89 years old and I have lived in Green Bay for the past 64 years. I played drums in the Billy Harms Trio in (approximately) 1951-52. The piano player at that time was an older man who previously played in a circus band. I recently was telling my daughter about bands that I played in, including the Billy Harms Trio. We looked up the Harms Trio on the internet and I was sorry to see that Bill died earlier this year. As a "voice from the past" I extend my sympathy to the Harms family and want to say that I admired Bill as a person and as a musician during the brief time I knew him.

John Davey family

Truly sad to hear of Uncle Bills passing. Such a good man from the greatest generation. Our prayers are with Aunt Kathleen and family.

Dean Mancheski

Hello Kathleen, Sorry to hear of the death of Bill. He was a very nice patient for several years. He will be missed. Hopefully we will all see each other again in heaven. God bless, Dean Mancheski MD

Susan Mattfield

Dear Andy & Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of you Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelly Harms

I always loved seeing Bill & Kathy on the Discovery Tours. He was such a kind soul and we always joked about being related, although we could never find a connection. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Linda Sowles

I have fond memories of Uncle Bill. Sending healing prayers to Aunt Kathleen and the family.

Trish and Alan Fillmam

Bob, we were so lucky to have a chance to meet and spend time with our dad. What a remarkable man and what a great husband and. father.

Jerry sprenger

Dear Kathy So sorry to hear about Bill he was a great guy and I reflect on all the great times we had at work and I know how fortunate we all were to know him. May God 8e with jerry and barb

Ken Pfister

MaryAnn andI were pleasantly surprised recently when my sister Kathleen &Bill called us in Phoenix . We reminisced about about the times we double dated over 70 plus years ago among other things.. They were a most devoted couple. We. will miss Bill. Ken & Mary Ann Pfister

Karen Hermann

Kathy and Family, I was saddened to read about Bills passing. I enjoyed all the years of planning your Disney Trips and sharing your excitement.