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Funeral services will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

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In memory of

Wilma Harnisch

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 96

Wilma Clara Harnisch was born March 27 at Clayton, South Dakota to Emma (Werning) and William Harnisch. On April 22, 1923 she was baptized at Clayton by Reverend Luebke with Elmer and Clara Schultz were her sponsors. Wilma renewed her baptismal vows when she was confirmed on April 21, 1938 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Quinn by Reverend A.W. Kraft.

In March 1929 she moved with her parents and family to the Grady place north of Wall. She attended the Lake Hill School and graduated from eighth grade.

Wilma was always active in Bible classes, choir, and was a proud member of the Quilter’s Club at First Lutheran Church in Wall.

In 1993 she moved into Wall to live with her brother and sister with whom she resided with her entire life. In 2017 Wilma moved with her sister Mildred into the Silver Leaf Assisted Living Center in Philip.

Survivors include two sisters Esther (Elry) Hoefs of Rapid City and Mildred Harnisch of Wall; sister-in-law Yvonne Harnisch of Fridley, Minnesota; brother-in-law Chet Clair of Clinton, Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Those that went before her include her parents; two brothers Melvin Harnisch and Lenard Harnisch; and four sisters Margaret Buckles, Helen Slovek, Mathilda Campbell, and Alice Clair.

A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, at First Lutheran Church in Wall with Pastor Christopher McCarthy officiating.

Interment will follow at the Wall Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4-6 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Wall, South Dakota

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
First Lutheran Church
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Christopher McCarthy

Mary Kay Wilson - Pianist
First Lutheran Church Choir - Vocalists
“Come Unto Me All Ye That Labor”
Congregational Hymns
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
“The Lord is My Shepherd”
"For All the Saints"

Dave Fauske - Tyrel Eisenbraun

Steve Deal - Craig Deal
William Harnisch - Eric Harnisch - Darwin Geigle
Daryl Dartt - Kevin White - Alan Buckles
Bill Slovek - Jonathan Buckles - Dale Buckles

All Family and Friends in Attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • Our condolences to the family. ~ Wayne and Pam Werning Madera, California (11/13/2019)
  • God bless Wilma. May she rest in peace in Heaven until you see her again. I am thankful for the opportunity to care for her and to get to know her during her years at Silverleaf. She was a beautiful lady with a kind soul and we will miss her. Mildred, Wilma was blessed to have you watching over her. You were a wonderful sister to her and no one could have given her better care. Prayers to all the family. ~ Julie McLaughlin Midland (11/8/2019)