Harvey Jans died Saturday, October 9, 2021 at CCM Health in Montevideo at the age of 90.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with Rev. Jeff Fitzkappes officiating.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7:00 PM at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home.
Harvey Dale Jans was born January 14, 1931 near Dundee, MN in Nobles County the son of William and Edna (Schuknecht) Jans. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church of Dundee and attended rural school. Harvey did farm work until he was drafted into the US Army in July of 1952. He served during the Korean War and was discharged in April of 1954 having earned the rank of Sargeant. He was united in marriage with Shirley Byers June 18, 1956 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Dovray, MN. They farmed near Iona, MN until November 1958 when they moved to a farm in Des Moines River Township in Murray County. Here they raised four children: Kristie, Kathy, Kerri and Dennis. Harvey was a member of the Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Dovray where he served as a trustee on the council. He was also a board member of the SW Mutual Insurance Co. of Fulda. Harvey was a member of Dovray American Legion post #632 and Montevideo American Legion post #59. He enjoyed tinkering, playing cards and dominos, but he especially loved farming.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild with one more on the way.
Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers: Alvin, Kenneth and Stanley.