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Harvey Harold Everding

January 15, 1923 April 27, 2015
Harvey Harold Everding
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Obituary for Harvey Harold Everding

Worthington, MN

     Harvey H. Everding, 92, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Maple Lawn Senior Living in Fulda MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.

     Private family services will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Richard Ricker officiating. Casket bearers will be Bryan Boltjes, Terry Boltjes, Brandon and Bradley Boltjes, Jacob Bocock and Tyler Hartwig and honorary casket bearer will be Brennan Boltjes. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Harvey was born January 15, 1923 in Grand Prairie Township, Nobles County, MN to William and Ella (Heikes) Everding. He attended school to the 8th grade after which he served in the United States Army during World War II in the Infantry. Harvey served in New Guinea and The South Philippines campaigns until he was Honorably Discharged on January 9, 1946. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Arrowhead awards. After the service he returned to Worthington where he did various jobs until he started working as a truck driver for Don Given. After working for Given’s for 7 years he became an Owner/Operator until he retired. Harvey was united in marriage to Jenny Veen on October 7, 1946 sharing 68 wonderful years. They continued their lives in Worthington raising 3 children Barbara, Richard and David. He was a member of the Prairie Reapers where he continued his love for gas engines. He loved fishing, planting flowers with Jenny and walking his beloved dog Okie.

      Harvey is survived by his children, Barbara (Bill) Boltjes of Worthington MN and David (Joy) Everding of Brooklyn Park MN; three grandsons, Bryan (Teri) Boltjes of Fairmont, Terry Boltjes (Chris) of Foreston, MN and Matthew Everding of Grey Eagle, MN; one granddaughter, Jennifer Boltjes (Luke) of Minneapolis, MN, and six great grandchildren, Megan, Brittany, Brandon, Bradley, Jacob and Brennan. He is also survived by his sisters, Evelyn Obrien and Gladys Matthews and brothers, Clarence and Dale Everding

      He was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny; parents; son, Richard; granddaughter, Melissa; great grandson, Anthony, and brother, Donald.


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