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Karel A. Harvey

Apr 29, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Visitation for Karel A. (Mahin) Harvey, 68, of Estherville will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

She passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008, surrounded by her loving family at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Karel A. (Mahin) Harvey, the daughter of Kenneth and Viola (Schumacher) Mahin, was born Aug. 19, 1939, near Terril.

On April 8, 1962, Karel was united in marriage to Vere Harvey at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Every one of her seconds was devoted to being a stay-at-home mother raising their five children and later a helping hand to her eight grandchildren. Throughout her years she enjoyed sewing clothing, crafts, latch hook rugs, word searches, playing games, and letter writing.

Left to cherish Karel’s memory are her husband, Vere, of Estherville; children Daniel Harvey and his wife, Michelle, of Estherville, Deanna Oldakowski and her husband, Dan, of Royalton, Minn., Jeff Harvey of Estherville, Joby Harvey of Spirit Lake, and Kalcey Harvey and his wife, Candace, of Estherville; grandchildren, Jason, Marissa, Shaun, Jessica, Megan, Beth, Coral, and Caressa; mother-in-law, Margaret Harvey; brothers, Darwin Mahin and his wife, Donna, of Estherville, and Bill Mahin and his wife, Maxine, of Escondido, Calif., and Kenneth Mahin and his wife, Carol, of Pipestone, Minn.; sisters, Ardis Koskovich and her husband, Ed, of Pipestone, Minn., Bernita Yockey and her husband, Don of Sioux City, and Vera Yockey of Lake Benton, Minn.; and sisters-in-law, Juanita Mahin of Marion, and Jackie Mahin of Correctionville.

Preceding Karel in death were her parents; two brothers, Albert and Donald Mahin; brother-in-law, Howard; sister-in-law, Pat; and father-in-law, Robert.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorial donations be directed to the Leukemia Foundation. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com