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Harvey O Huseth

August 6, 1927 ~ August 23, 2020 (age 93)


Harvey Orlando Huseth, 93, of Elbow Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Harvey was born August 6, 1927 to Hjalmar and Gladys (Pikop) Huseth in Elbow Lake, MN.

Harvey grew up on a farm south of Elbow Lake and graduated from Elbow Lake high school in 1945.  He then enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was assigned to guard duty at Ellis Island. He also played the trombone in the Coast guard band. Toward the end of the war he was sent to Yeomans school, and learned clerical work before being assigned to Washington State to start processing discharge papers for soldiers. Uponcompleting his own discharge papers at the end of WWII, he entered North Dakota school of business.

Harvey married Marcia Crow on August 30, 1952 and they were blessed with five daughters. Harlene, Jody, Sandy, Lori and Linda.

Throughout his life Harvey farmed, was in the insurancebusiness and was employed by the Wendell Bank. He also had the chance to serve his community as a County Commissioner. His dream job was that of a carpenter employed by Architectural Wood Products, which lead him to create many works of art, including cabinetry, windows and doors for beautiful homes in Naples, FL on the Gulf Coast. His latest hurrah was being honored during the local Flekkefest celebration as a WWII Veteran in which he was very proud of. 

Harvey’s hobbies included his love for photography, archiving memories, growing royal palms, fruit trees and maintaining a beautiful yard. He enjoyed walking the beaches of Naples and collecting seashells with Marcia.

Harvey was preceded in death by his wife Marcia and daughter Harlene Cross, grandson Jason Cross, brother Arlo Huseth and nephew Kraig Huseth.

He is survived by daughters Jody (Earl) Melchert of Barrett, Sandy Crichton, Hillsboro ND, Lori (Tom) Gray of Naples, FL and Linda (Rob) Fowell of Naples, FL and Son in law Sam (Sue) Cross of Dalton. Harvey is also survived by brother James (Yoshiko) Huseth, Sister in laws, Jeanette Huseth and Camille Mickelson, brother in law Dennis Auslund, 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and numerous niece and nephews.

There will be a Private Family Service at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wendell with Pastor Eugene Boe officiating.                                                  Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wendell.



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Trinity Lutheran Church
297 State Hwy 55
Wendell, MN 56590

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