Harvey Oscar Lysne, 93

Published 10:33 am Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Harvey Oscar Lysne, 93, of Austin, Minnesota died Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home.

Harvey Oscar Lysne, 93

Harvey Oscar Lysne, 93

He was born May 25, 1923, in Freeborn County, Minnesota, the son of Oscar and Hilda (Luthe) Lysne. Harvey attended country school. He worked for Hormel Foods as a laborer beginning in 1942. On July 27, 1943, Harvey and Selma Thompson were united in marriage at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Washington. The couple raised two children. Harvey served his country in the U.S. Marines Corps, doing M.P. duty in the 9th Naval District before serving overseas. In Hawaii, he joined the 155th Gun Battalion as a 50 caliber machine gunner, also seeing action on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Manus Island in New Guinea, Guam, and Leyte Island in the Philippines. He was discharged at Great Lakes Naval Station on Dec. 5, 1945, then returned to work at Hormel Foods until his retirement Nov. 26, 1981. Harvey joined the Austin Police Reserves in 1962, serving for 23 years. Following his retirement in 1981, he served as a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1216 funeral escort. Harvey liked to travel and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, the American Legion and VFW Color Guard. Harvey especially enjoyed time spent with his family, and his grandchildren were very special to him.

Survivors include his wife Selma Lysne of Austin; his children Sandra (Wayne) Bonnes of Austin and Steven (Linda) Lysne of Colby, Wisconsin; four grandchildren Michelle (Scott) Seeman, Matthew (Melissa) Bonnes, Nichole Lysne (Mike Bialas), Courtney (Dan) Manke; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Esther (James) Dalager and Agnes Lerud, both of Austin, Maxine (Bill) Prendy of Mankato, Eugene (Barbara) Lysne of Albert Lea, James (Beverly) Lysne of Owatonna, Sharon Johnson of Geneva, and Donna (David) Symes of Austin. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Hilda Lysne and two sisters Edna Potter and Barbara Ramsey.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. Memorials can be directed to Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.