Howard Harmsen Obituary

Howard Duane Harmsen
Howard D. Harmsen
Howard Duane Harmsen

July 1, 1933 - October 2, 2003
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Howard Duane Harmsen, 70, died Thursday, October 2, 2003 of a heart attack at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 4 at Grandview Park Funeral Home.

Howard was a lifelong resident of Des Moines, Iowa. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and co-owner of Midwest Fleet Service for over 30 years. Howard was a member of the Thunderbird Club and Eastgate Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed restoring classic cars and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Harmsen; son, Howard Douglas Harmsen; two daughters, Connie Conlin and LeeAnna Vigor, all of Des Moines; brother, Forrest Harmsen; three sisters, Peggy Wyld, Juanita Kelly and Edna Hernandez; ten grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Bryan, Dustin, Mike, Randi, Austin, Chris Jr., Jordan and Johnny; and two great- grandchildren, Conner and Alex. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Roxane and Jolene and a granddaughter, Michelle.

Visitation begins after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.




Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, October 3, 2003
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Saturday, October 4, 2003
11:00 AM