Randall M. Harvey

Retired United Methodist minister, Randall M. Harvey, age 67 of North Mankato, died at his home Monday, Oct. 27, 1997.

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dean Wolf and Ruth Ann Ramstad officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before services at the church Saturday. Memorials preferred to Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato or Weston United Methodist Church in Weston, Mo.

Randallwas born Jan. 24, 1930 in Jackson, Minn. to Claude I. and Jessie M. (Carter) Wedebrand. He was adopted by Minnie and Clifford Harvey in 1939. He graduated in 1968 from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor of arts degree and graduated in 1971 from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo. with a masters of divinity degree. He was ordained deacon in 1969 and was ordained elder in 1972 at the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served as a United Methodist pastor in Roseau, in 1961, Montrose, in 1964, Weston, Mo. in 1968, Clinton-Graceville, in 1971, Redwood Falls, in 1976 and Breckenridge-Foxhome, in 1986. He retired in 1995 and moved to North Mankato.

Some of Randall's accomplishments and interests were: administrative council and men's club at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato, guardian ad litem for Blue Earth County in Mankato, president of hospice board in Wahpeton, N.D. and Breckenridge; Blandin leadership recipient in Breckenridge, Breckenridge community leadership in Breckenridge, Lion's Club in Weston, Mo., and Clinton, Mason in Long Prairie, peace with justice committee in southwestern Minnesota, organized Montrose Boy Scout Troop, member of Headwaters parish, Clinton; ministerial associations in Clinton, Roseau, Weston, Redwood Falls and Breckenridge.

He survived by wife Doris of North Mankato; three sons, Clifford Harvey and wife Lynn of Weston, Mo.; Bradley Harvey and wife Dorothy of Nolanville, Texas; and Ryan Harvey and wife Melanie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Victoria Shroyer and husband Jerry of Weston, Valija Horsman of St. Joseph, Mo.; and Norva Edwards and husband Marvin of Humboldt, Neb.; three step-sons, Drew VanKrevelen and wife Vicki of St. Anthony, Scott VanKrevelen of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Mark VanKrevelen and wife Mary Roiger of St. Paul; 13 grandchildren, three brothers, Snoden Wedebrand and wife Irene of Estherville, Iowa; Boral Wedebrand and wife Pearl of Jackson; Arlin Wedebrand and wife Joan of Estherville, Iowa; one sister Thora Jenkins of Brooklyn Center; half-brother Jerry Olson and wife Carol of Eagan; two half-sisters Marlys Gulbranson of Crystal, and Lorna Richeson and husband George of Tallahasse, Fla.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, and parents.


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