Thomas H. Harvey — Lake City

LAKE CITY — A memorial service for Thomas H. Harvey will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Bruce Stam officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Mr. Harvey, 79, of Lake City, died Feb. 23, 2008, at his home.

He was born May 18, 1928, in Rochester, Mich., and grew up there. From 1948 to 1952, he served with the Army Corps of Engineers and assisted in the construction of runways for the Berlin Airlift in Germany. On Aug. 29, 1953, he married Patricia Miller. They lived in Rochester, Mich., and he worked for the city of Birmingham, Mich., and was self-employed. They moved to East Tawas, Mich., in 1968, where he was employed by Tawas Area Schools and later by the U.S. Postal Service. He also owned his own janitorial business.

In 1997, Mr. Harvey retired from the post office. He and his wife moved to Webster, Fla., where they resided until moving to Lake City in 2005. He had a great love of trains, enjoyed traveling, and was a longtime member of the VFW.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kris (Jerry) Abidin of Lake City and Anne Senter of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, John (Sherry) of Brighton, Mich.; three grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger, and a stepgrandchild.


Friends may call an hour before the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church.

Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.

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