Published 12:00 am Friday, July 31, 2009
Darrel J. Harvey, 73
Darrel Jean Harvey, 73, died Tuesday morning, July 28, 2009, at his home in Brownsdale, Minn.
Darrel was born on April 11, 1936, to Clifford and Blanche (Rabine) Harvey in Brownsdale, where he grew up. On April 14, 1956, he married Janice A. Grant. As a young adult he worked for Frank Lickteig, and Ralph Grant Construction, his father-in-law. The couple moved to Northwood, Iowa in 1957, and Darrel worked for Alfred Swensrud. In 1963, they moved to Gruver, Texas and he worked on a ranch for Don McLain, Fred Meyer, Inc. and Attebury Grain out of Amarillo, Texas. Darrel retired in 2000, and the couple moved to Weslaco, Texas. In 2005, they moved back to Brownsdale to enjoy family and friends.
Darrel is survived by his lovely wife, Janice Grant, Brownsdale; four children: Dena (Leonard) Dickmeyer, Valley, Neb., Rick (Sandy) Harvey, Valparaiso, Ind., Gina (Rodney) McDowell, Gruver, Texas, Todd (LaFonda) Harvey, Taylor, Texas; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers: Ronnie (Diane) Harvey, Stewartville, Minn., Wayne (Marlys) Harvey, Blooming Prairie, Minn., Delmar (Shirley) Harvey, Ocala, Fla., Fred (Helen) Harvey, Taopi, Minn., Dick (Carol) Harvey, Shepherdsville, Ky.; two sisters, Lois Oleson, Kensett, Iowa, Linda (Ken) Thomas, Byron, Minn.; mother-in-law, Eldora Grant, Brownsdale, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Mavis Harvey, Blooming Prairie, Nancy Grant Renville, Minn.; three brothers-in-law: Jim Grant, Renville, Minn., Den Grant, Chaska, Minn., Wes Grant, Holmen, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Raymond Harvey; one sister, Mary Jane Harvey; father-in-law, Ralph Grant; two sisters-in-law, Sandra and Debra Kay Grant; and one brother-in-law, Fred Oleson.
Family and friends will gather for a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the residence of Eldora Grant at 311 North Mill St. in Brownsdale, with the Rev. Jeffrey Sage officiating. Lunch will follow the service.