Loeslie, Harvey (1932-2014)

Harvey Loeslie, 81, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Thursday morning, March 6, 2014 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks.

Harvey was born on May 15, 1932 at home in Radium, MN to Mildred Loeslie. He was raised by his grandparents, Charles and Louisa (Schrank) Loeslie and Baptized and Confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Radium. Harvey attended school in rural Radium and Warren High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1956 and he was stationed in Alaska. After his discharge, he returned to the Radium area where he farmed with his cousin, Larry Laudal. On June 22, 1963, Harvey married Ina Ranstrom. Together they had three children: Laren, and twins, Brent and LeAnne. Harvey and Larry were named Master Farmers in 1982. Harvey eventually farmed with his son, Brent, until 1993. He also raised beef cattle, worked as a bus driver for Warren Public School and at American Crystal Sugar during the winters. When he retired from farming, he worked for Gowan Construction for fun. Harvey and Ina moved to East Grand Forks in 2004. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past June of 2013 with their children and grandchildren. He attended Hope Church in Grand Forks. Harvey held close to his heart precious friends and family of Hope.

Harvey was a member of the Warren American Legion Post #27 and Warren Lions Club. Harvey’s hobby was working. He loved his farm and he enjoyed the land. Harvey was an example of hard work and faith to his family. He was generous with his time and support of his children and grandchildren.

Survived by his loving and faithful wife, Ina; daughter and son-in-law, Laren and Dean Lorenzen of Sioux Falls, SD and grandchildren, Logan and LaRae; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Vicki Loeslie of Rochester, MN and grandchildren, Nathan, Austin and Peyton and daughter and son-in-law, LeAnne and Mark Poolman of East Grand Forks, MN and grandchildren, Tucker, Colton and Mason; special aunt, Florence LaMonte of Grand Forks, ND and half sister, Shirley Kostrzewski of Elk River, MN.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Berggren and grandparents, Charlie and Louisa Loeslie.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky