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Gerald Brandell Harvey

September 14, 1927 March 4, 2016
Gerald Brandell Harvey
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Gerald Brandell Harvey, 88, of Stuart formerly of Redfield passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Willows Assisted Living in Stuart. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Johnson Family Funeral Home – Stuart Chapel. Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Stuart-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Stuart. Burial will follow the services in Morrisburg Cemetery rural Stuart. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gerald Harvey Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Gerald was born September 14, 1927 to Hallett and Ruth (Brandell) Harvey on the family farm in rural Guthrie County, Iowa. He attended rural school before attending Redfield High School, where he graduated with the class of 1945. As a baby he won baby grand champion at the county fair. Following graduation, Gerald was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Virginia Haines on November 9, 1946 in Panora. To this union four children were born, Marcia, Richard, Robert, and Barbara. After their marriage they moved to California where they lived for a few years before making their home in Waukee. While living in Waukee, Gerald worked for the Waukee Elevator for 17+ years where he made numerous lifelong friends. From Waukee, they moved to the Harvey family farm, a certified Century Farm where he was the fourth generation farmer.

Gerald was a member of the Stuart-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir; and was a trustee of the Penn township board where they lived. He enjoyed traveling, visiting friends and family, playing cards, music, and most of all, farming the land.Gerald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia, of 68+ years; and parents, Hallett and Ruth Harvey, sister, Margery Dudley.

Gerald leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children: Marcia Ward of Florida, Richard (Jacci) Harvey of Clive, Robert (Ruth) Harvey of Rural Redfield and Barbara Harvey of Waukee; grandchildren, Mike Anthony, Jon (Shelley) Anthony, Philip (Heather) Anthony, Katie (Rick) Harvey-Martinez and Caroline Harvey; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alice Couch of Adel and a host of other family and friends that will miss him dearly.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

14

Mar

5:00 PM 3/14/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/14/2016 7:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

15

Mar

10:00 AM 3/15/2016 10:00:00 AM
Stuart-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church

219 NW 2nd Street
Stuart, IA 50250

A luncheon will be held at the Church following the burial.

Stuart-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church
219 NW 2nd Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Morrisburg Cemetery Final Resting Place

2688 Wagon Road
Stuart, IA 50250

2688 Wagon Road Stuart 50250 IA
United States
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