William "Bill" Harm

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William “Bill”‘s Obituary

Bill Harm, beloved by so many died at the age of 90.

Bill was born on January 11, 1934, in Lincoln to Dr. Wayne Harm and Inez Harm. They called him “Billy Boy Harm” and when he was five his sister Linda was born. Bill attended Prescott Elementary and Irving Junior High. Bill met his life partner and young love, Phyllis Cast while they were attending Lincoln High School.

Bill was a star athlete at Lincoln High where he played football, basketball and ran track. He scored 4 touchdowns in one game and was nicknamed “Bullet Bill”. He was part of the 1951/1952 Nebraska Sports High School Hall of Fame for both the Football and Track State Championship Teams.

Bill attended UNL, studied Art and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He joined the Army and returned to start his long career at Sears, where he held many positions ending as Assistant Store Manager. Bill was able to retire early at age 59.

Bill and Phyllis dated for 12 years and married in 1962. They designed and built their first home together, where their two daughters Karen and Lisa were raised. Bill had many passions in life including his love for playing golf which he did weekly and because of the game had many friends.

Bill was an artist and had an appreciation for art, music, architecture, and design. He and Phyllis collected art and mid-century modern furniture. Bill designed and built furniture and was constantly working on many artistic projects. Bill could do anything and knew everything!

Bill was a member of Lincoln Executive Club and a lifelong, loyal Husker Fan.

Bill was devoted to Phyllis until her death in 2018. Just as Bill embraced being a dad to his daughters, he also did so as a grandpa to Lydia, Weston, Andy, Celia, and Sylvia. Bill became “dad” again later in life to his wonderful dog companion “Peppy”.

Bill was known for his humor and great smile and laugh!

Everyone that ever knew Bill Harm, Loved Bill Harm!

Bill is survived by his dog “Peppy”, his two children, Karen Kuster (Brad Kuster) and Lisa Harm (Steve Hartstein), his grandchildren Lydia Fleege (James Fleege), Weston Cotton, Andy Kuster, Celia Kuster, Sylvia Ellis and Adam Hartstein. Preceded in Death by his wife Phyllis (Cast) Harm, His parents Wayne and Inez and sister Linda Kort.

A service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, February 3rd at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St, Lincoln, NE 68510. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Bill’s memory to the Lincoln High School Athletic Department or The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research. https://www.alzinfo.org/donate/donation_form/
Funeral Service
Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home

Saturday, February 3, 2024
11:00 AM
Email Details
4040 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510


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