Mary J. Harms, 81, of Menomonee Falls, WI, passed away peacefully at Froedert Menomonee Falls Hospital on Friday, November 12, 2021.
Mary was born on December 1, 1939, to Carl and Marie (Zuengler) Harms in Sheboygan, WI. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School with the Class of 1957. After high school, Mary attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education.
Mary was a natural born teacher; from the time she was a swimming instructor at the Millersville Pond throughout her career as a physical education teacher in the Milwaukee School District. She held a special place in her heart for all her students and stayed in touch with many of them through the years.
Mary loved the many family gatherings, especially playing cards and other games. She was a wonderful sister, aunt, and friend to many. Mary greatly enjoyed participating in sports and also watching them. She was an avid Brewers, Packers, and Badgers fan. Mary cherished her many road trips with Norm and Rick.
Mary is will be remembered by her sisters, Carol Horness, Janet Schueler, Judy (Fred) Westermeyer, Molly (Bill) Weiler, and Sandra Harms; brothers, Carl (Donna) Harms, Alan (Helen) Harms, and John (JoAnn) Harms; many nieces and nephews; and one grand-nephew; many other relatives and friends.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Marie Harms; brothers-in-law, Ralph Horness and Orlin Schueler; nephew, Henry Westermeyer; niece, Ann Westermeyer; and great-nieces, Brianna Westermeyer and Jordin Koenig.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM on her birthday, December 1, 2021, at Zimmer-Westview in Howards Grove, WI, with Pastor Tina Kieckhafer of First United Lutheran Church in Sheboygan officiating. A public visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until the time of Mary’s service. Mary’s service will also be livestreamed from her obituary page on www.zimmerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Mary’s name.
Mary’s family would like to give a special thank you to Mary’s friends and neighbors, Norm, Rick, Nancy, Marion, Karen, and Cliff for their loving friendship and support. They would also like to thank the health care workers who supported her throughout her final years.
If you would like to leave a message of sympathy for Mary’s family, please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com.