August 5, 1934 ~ August 11, 2019

Born in: Grand Island, Nebraska
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Reverend Charles Harman, 85, of Aurora passed away on August 11, 2019. Born on August 5, 1934 in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Charles, after earning a Master’s of Divinity, found his vocation as an Ordained Lutheran Clergyman. He served from 1961 to 2019 in several congregations; Resurrection Lutheran in Gretna, Nebraska; St. Peter’s Lutheran in Hildreth, Nebraska; 1st St. Paul’s Lutheran in Grand Island, Nebraska ; Father Flanagan’s Home for Boys in Omaha, Nebraska where he was the first full time Protestant Chaplain; St. Timothy’s Lutheran in Omaha, Nebraska and Holy Love Lutheran in Aurora, Colorado to retirement; Supply Pastor in Salt Lake City, Casper, Wyoming and Sydney, Nebraska; Discovery Job Network.

He was a caring and giving individual with a huge heart. He enjoyed extensive reading; traveling the World as well as the United States, as well as spending time with people. He especially loved the elderly and children and was loved by many.

Charles was survived by his loving wife, Waltraud (Wally) Harman of 59 years; son, Timothy; daughter, Christine; grandchildren Brian Harman, Andrea Fish, Miranda Harman, Jacob Harman, Deanne Urton, Sherann Graham, Rachel Elias; six great grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law of Redwing, Minnesota Virginia and Dale Sorensen; nephews, Wally, Mike and Eric Sorensen; and niece Linda Sorensen Pekowsky and their spouses.

He is proceeded in death by his son, Rollin Harman, and parents, Ulric and Wilma Harman.

A viewing will be held at 7:00PM Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122.

Services will be held at 1:00PM Sunday, August 18th at Peace with Christ Lutheran Church, Officiant Josh Krepel, 3290 South Tower Road, Aurora, Colorado 80013, and will be officiated by Reverend Josh Krepel

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorial contributions to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Details for the organization can be found below.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research

Grand Central Station

PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777

Or By Phone: 1-800-708-7644

Memories Timeline


    • Chuck was a faithful servant and Shepard of his faith. As a Shepard to the many parishes he served as Paster, including Boys Town, he led by example and touched so many lives that cannot be forgotten. He was a devoted husband to Wally, their love between them shown in each photo that was taken. As a father to his children and grandfather he would give the clothes off his back to help. He loved his family in ways that are an example to us all. When extended family would get together, he was in his element and cherished every moment. His zeal for life shown in everything he touched, through church, family and including playing jokes on us, and yes teasing his sister. You have touched us all and left fond memories that will be cherished a life time. God speed uncle Chuck, a devoted Shepard, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle. You will be dearly missed.

  1. Cindie Eckley
    Pastor, you are missed up here in Sidney, Ne. You personally impacted my life and taught me how to love without condition, to wholely and completely deny myself so that others could be happy. To not be ashamed of my many scars. You told me they were trophies. Evidence of what God and I had endured together. In Christian love, Cindie

  2. He went to sleep one day
    never here, to awake again,
    but everything was alright between he and Him.
    He awoke in Heaven’s courtyard,
    free from pain within,
    and the angels gathered ’round him and took him by the hand.
    SERENADED by angels,
    right up to the throne.
    SERENADED by angels,
    finally at Home.
    Surrounded by praises to the King.
    “Welcome to Paradise! The angels will sing. YouTube- Kirk Talley.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, Wally. Chuck was not in my life for very long, but I cherish the memories I have of this kind and gentle man. Rest In Peace, Chuck!

  4. You will be greatly missed Chuck by many people, your friendship was worth its weight in gold. I shall always remember the little chats we had & the many subjects we touched on. Take great care Wally & remember we are just up the road & always available to give you and Christine a helping hand.

  5. Chuck was such a kind & compassionate man. He could always make you laugh even if he wasn’t feeling well. We will miss you greatly!

  6. Reverend Harmon, a man with the heart and soul beyond dimension. We have known you for over 35 years and have cherished all that you have done for us. You blessed our marriage of 25 years and gave us our best man and devoted friend Timothy. You baptized our oldest son Matthew with our Lutheran heritage. You came to call on us when Lawrence was in a tragic motorcycle accident and hospitalized. This was just a norm for you, however Wally was very ill and yet you traveled 60 miles to visit us giving Lawrence a blessing during our time of devastation. Lawrence and our middle son Tylor went to visit the family about a month ago but I was unavailable to attend. I will forever regret not being able to see you. I look forward to seeing you again and reiterate the impact that you have had on all of us. We are sure that our family is not the only one that you have impacted. So we say Job well done! Through all of these blessings you will always be in our hearts.
    We pronounce good buy for now!
    Our prayers and blessings are with Wally, Tim, Peg, Christine and all other family members.
    Sincerely, Lawrence & Margee Johnson

  7. We are sorry to read of Pastor Harman’s passing. He was our pastor at St. Peter’s Church in Hildreth, NE and was the one who married Jim and I in 1967. He was beloved by his congregation and I thought of him and his family over the years. He will be missed! Dorothy and Jim Glenn

  8. Chuck had the best jokes and stories when he was there to officiate my brothers’ wedding. He was loved and will be missed.

  9. Pastor Harman was a special part of my life during my teenage years. He both confirmed me and married me at St. Timothy’s. I remember him being very involved with the youth, which I greatly appreciated. I was so excited when he came out to Aurora and I was able to attend his church. He was a positive influence in my life, in which I will never forget. To Wally, Tim, Chris and families-thoughts, prayers and my deepest condolences.

  10. Wally, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope I can be there and give you a big hug. I have thought about you and Chuck a lot and always wondered how you were doing. I have so many great memories of out times together in Omaha.

  11. Wally and family, my deepest heartfelt sympathy to each of you upon losing Pastor Chuck. What a sense of loss it is to know he is gone. I saw different sides of Chuck over the course of our many many years as friends. He was a spiritual mentor to me, who was kind and helpful during good times and difficult times. But mainly I saw him as a great man of God who deeply loved his wife and family. I still remember a few of his sermons when he served at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Greta, Nebraska, his first call after graduating seminary. He was so on fire for the Lord, and not afraid to confront the congregation when necessary.
    He was kind and gentle, but was also a force to be reckoned with when a stand needed to be taken. I am deeply saddened by his death, but I know that if anything in heaven needs to be set straight, he is undoubtedly getting it shaped up already, and doing so with great style. We all love you, Chuck.

  12. Remembering the many holidays, dinners and lunches that we have shared as a family.
    Such good memories.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Wally and the rest of the family.

  13. One more thing I must say. Pastor defined what the word, Pastor means. After leaving Sidney, he went back to Aurora. No more churches. I talked with him one day, and he told me he missed ministering to congregations. I told him his ministry wasn’t over. Whether he ministered to a church, or one person, such as me, God was still using him. He began to cry. Little known to many, he would visit people dying in the Denver hospitals who were dying and didn’t have anyone to be with them. He would be there until they went from this life to the next. He told me this and got choked up, because he’d lost a friend the day before, someone that no one else would visit in the hospital. Someone dying of Aids. They were his friend.
    This was Pastor Harman. A man who allowed Christ to work through his heart to spread God’s love. A true Pastor.

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