Harvey F. Lendt, age 78, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue at the church on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately. Military rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard. Clergy will be Pastor Keith Ainsley. Email condolences may be sent at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Harvey F. Lendt was born on March 27, 1934 in Stark Township to Fred M. and Alice (Schmalfeld). Harvey served in the US Airforce from 1952-1954 in Denver, Colo. He married Betty Smail on October 15, 1983 in Madison, Wis. He enjoyed bowling, ice fishing, hunting deer and goose, playing Sheephead at the fire hall and with family, camping and boating, attending grandkids functions and activities, gardening, driving the river road, tractoring and
He is survived by his wife, Betty Y. Lendt of Sleepy Eye; children, Cheryl (Greg) Morgan of Sioux Falls, SD, Brian (Sharon) Lendt of Watertown, SD, Allen (Rosie) Lendt of Litchfield, MN, Gregg (Joanne) Moore of Vernon, Wash., Jennifer (Donnie) Van Haren of Apollo Beach, Fla., Brian Moore of Madison, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, Ray, Margaret (Olson) and Matthew Morgan, Rebecca (Julius), Michael, Angela and Natalie Lendt, Alex and Cody Lendt; one great grandchild, Lauren Olson; sisters, Adeline Riebel of Fairmont, Rachel Wellmann of Mankato and Arletta Portner of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, Delmar, Clifford and Roman.