4/16/2018 10:58:00 AM Memorial service for Harvey Weaver April 28 at Zion
The memorial service for Harvey Weaver will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Pastor Byron Meline officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A reception will follow the service and then Harvey will be inurned at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester. Harvey passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 23, 2017 at the age of 81 following a brief battle with cancer. Harvey was born to Edna (Nasers) and Claude Weaver on May 24, 1936 and grew up in a large, loving family in the Salem Corners area where he attended Salem Corners County school. Upon completion of school, Harvey was a loyal employee of Reserve Mining in the Babbitt area for 31 years and a member of the United States Army Reserves until he was Honorably Discharged in December of 1962. In 1956 he married Laurel Christianson and they welcomed three children into their lives instilling a strong work ethic and encouragement to pursue their goals. Harvey was very proud of son, Richard (Jane) Weaver of Stewartville, son, Donovan of Nashville, Tenn. and daughter, Lois Steele (Ron) of Satellite Beach, Fla. Harvey and Laurel later divorced. On Jan. 18, 2003 Harvey married Janis Lee Larimer. For many years Harvey and Janis enjoyed traveling and were very enthusiastic and passionate about restoring classic cars and Oliver tractors. He was a member of the Tall Pines Plymouth Club where he participated in classic car shows. He also participated in many tractor rides in various communities and locations. Harvey enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and spending time with family and friends. Harvey enjoyed sports where he had an incredible knack for being an armchair coach. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Virgil and Ernest Weaver, sisters, Bernice Baker, Juanita Wright and Betty Abby and stepchild Kevin Larimer. In addition to Harvey's children, he leaves behind his loving wife, Janis; brothers, Kenneth (Elsie) Weaver and Harley (JoAnn) Weaver; sister, Marjorie Hillman; stepchildren, Sheryl (Lyle Schultz), Steven Larimer (Laura) and Sheila (Jeff Buenger); grandchildren, Jeff (Nicky) Espinosa, Chasity (Jamin) Ortgiesen, Jacob Weaver and Samantha Weaver (Corey); step-grandchildren, Jesse Larimer, Vanessa Larimer, Caleb Buenger, Ethan Schultz, Daniel Hanson and Dakota Larimer; great-grandchildren, Gabby and Christopher Espinosa, Austin Hails, Talon Kildahl and Kainen Grzybowski; step-great-grandchildren, Teagan Mieves, Sophia Hanson and Dominic Hanson, along with many cherished nieces and nephews. National Cremation Society in Richfield assisted the family.