Harvey Skorheim, age 101, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
A visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
There will be a 40 & 8 Prayer Service at 6:45 at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.
Memorials are preferred.
Harvey LeRoy Skorheim was born on December 23, 1916, in Dwight, North Dakota. He was the son of Henry and Tilda (Johnson) Skorheim. Harvey was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Dwight, North Dakota, and was a graduate of the Dwight High School Class of 1934.
Harvey entered active military service in the United States Army on February 28, 1942, at Fort Snelling in Minnesota and served his country during World War II. He received a Good Conduct medal and an Asiatic Pacific service medal for his service in Pearl Harbor. He received an Honorable Discharge on October 6, 1945, at Fort Lewis in Washington and received the rank of Sergeant.
On November 2, 1941, Harvey was united in marriage to Helen Hanson in Adams, North Dakota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Betty, Dianne, Duane, and Linda. Harvey and Helen resided in Adams, Grafton, and Devils Lake, North Dakota, and later moved to Hutchinson in 1956. They shared 57 years of marriage until Helen passed away on October 9, 1998.
Harvey was best known as “Mr. Dairy Queen” where he was the owner/operator of the Hutchinson Dairy Queen from 1956 until he retired in 1982. Harvey also had several business interests. He co-owned Buster’s Café, sold Farmers Insurance, and worked part time at Alrick’s Clothing. Harvey was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church and the Crow River Country Club in Hutchinson. He was a very active community member of the Hutchinson Legion Post 96, the Hutchinson Elks Lodge #2427, the Hutchinson VFW Post 206, the Hutchinson Odd Fellows Lodge #109, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) #37 in Hutchinson, and the Hutchinson 40 & 8.
Harvey enjoyed golfing and wintering in Mesa, Arizona. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
When Harvey needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident at The Pines in Hutchinson in 2007 until he became a resident at Harmony River Living Center on February 6, 2017. He passed away there on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the age of 101 years. Blessed be his memory.
Harvey is survived by his:
Children, Dianne Herendeen and her husband, Frank of Cohasset, MN,
Duane Skorheim of Hutchinson, MN,
Linda Lalim and her husband, Brad of Hershey, PA;
Grandchildren, Steven Olson and Opal Shepherd-Say and her husband, Dominic;
5 Step Grandchildren;
5 Great Grandchildren;
9 Step Great Grandchildren;
2 Step Great Great Grandchildren;
Son-In-Law, Don Olson of Grand Rapids, MN;
Brother, Donald Skorheim of Grafton, ND;
Sisters-In-Law, Arnola Skorheim of Park River, ND,
Vi Skorheim of Minot, ND;
Nieces, Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Harvey is preceded in death by his Parents, Henry and Tilda Skorheim; Wife, Helen Skorheim; Daughter, Betty Olson; Brothers, Kenneth Skorheim and his wife, Doris, Raymond Skorheim, Dennis Skorheim, and Henry “Bud” Skorheim and his wife, VernaDelle; Sister-In-Law, Thelma Skorheim.