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Harvey Wahl

August 26, 1915 — September 24, 2006

Harvey Wahl

Funeral Service for Harvey Carl Wahl, 91, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Rev. Mark Winther officiating. Pallbearers will be Robbie Schmidt, Wayne Bock, Dennis Bock, Raymond Wahl, Mike Wahl, and James Coffman. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 26 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service at the Ranney Funeral Home in Wheaton. Harvey was born on a farm near Tenney, Minnesota in Wilkin County to Carl and Amelia (Drescher) Wahl on August 26, 1915. He moved to Taylor Township with his family in the 1930s. He moved to Iowa to pick corn when he was 18 and met his wife Ruth (Metzger) when she was 15. They dated for 3 years and were married on November 22, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois. Harvey worked as a butler and Ruth as a maid for a prominent business man in Illinois. Harvey also worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 14 years. Harvey and Ruth then moved back to Wheaton to farm in Monson township in 1947 where they farmed until the middle 1970s, until son-in-law Lee took over most of the farming under the watchful eye of Harvey. He was always there to give assistance whenever he was needed, either to move trucks or help out when ever he could. He also helped Nick Walrath at Walrath Sheetmetal for several years. They resided at the farm until August 23, when ill health made it impossible to be at home, they moved into the Rosholt Care Center. They were snowbirds for 31 years and volunteered for 26 years at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce in Edinburg, Texas. They enjoyed dancing at the Eagles Club in Wahpeton every Sunday. Over the years they were members of the Star Promendars Square Dance Club, played shuffleboard, and bowled for Walrath Sheet metal team. They were also volunteers at the Wheaton Senior Citizens Center in Wheaton. He loved to work in the garden with his flowers. He always looked forward to visits from his grandchildren and the neighbors. All who knew and loved him will miss him. Harvey passed away at the Rosholt Care Center in Rosholt, South Dakota on September 24, 2006 after a 4 - month battle with cancer. Harvey is survived by his wife: Ruth, Daughters: Joyce Bock of Woodbury, Minnesota, Janette (Lee) Schmidt of Wheaton, Minnesota, Grandchildren: Wayne (Debbie) Bock of Maplewood, Sherrie Dinzeo of St. Paul, Dennis Bock of Woodbury, Robbie Schmidt and special friend Jay Hutchings of Wheaton, Tara Schmidt of Wheaton (fiance' James Stotesbery of Barry, MN), Great-grandchildren: Ashley and Anthony Bock, Patty and Tammy Hamilton, Great-great-grandchildren: Nicholas Hamilton, Devin and Elijah Williams, one brother Willard (Helen) Wahl of Wheaton, one sister: Esther Jones of Humble, Texas, one sister-in-law: Ann Wahl, of Illinois, and many nieces and nephews. Harvey was preceded in death by son-in-law: Kenneth Bock, Brothers: Harry, Emil, Albert, and William Wahl, and one sister: Arleen Keel.

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