Harvey A. Drew, 87

Harvey Allen Drew, age 87, of Delano, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in Bemidji.

He was born Nov. 15, 1931, in Monticello, the son of Calvin and Florence (Wolff) Drew.

Harvey grew up in Augusta, and after attending both the Chaska and Rockford high schools, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Harvey was united in marriage with Elaine H. Meyer June 22, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chaska.

Harvey and Elaine moved to rural Delano, where they purchased a farm. Harvey loved all aspects of farming and was very proud of his dairy herd. He was a member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, and had worked as a DHIA route tester.

Harvey enjoyed visiting with family and friends, and looked forward to annual fishing trips with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elaine H. Drew; daughter-in-law Nancy Drew; and brother James Drew.

Harvey is survived by his loving family: sons and daughter-in-law Ken Drew of Brooklyn Park, and Steve and Susan Drew of Big Fork; grandchildren Jenny (John) Ritari, and Nicki (Ken) Buesgens; and great-grandchildren Alexander, Nicholas and Christopher Ritari, and Natalie and Tripp Buesgens.

He is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Beverly Drew of Janesville, WI, and Donald and Joanne Drew of Aitkin; sister Shirley Kamann of Morristown, PA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Evelyn Swaim, Earl and Sue Meyer, and Jean Meyer; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Harvey’s funeral service took place Tuesday June 11 at 11 a.m. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford with the Rev. Michael T. Barlow as officiant. Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chaska.

There was visitation Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the funeral.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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