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Harvey Mittelsteadt, 90

Nov 5, 2017

Harvey Mittelsteadt

Blue Earth Harvey Mittelsteadt, age 90, of Blue Earth, formerly of Waseca, died peacefully on Monday evening, Oct. 30, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Funeral Service was held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waseca, the Rev. David Baumgarn officiated. Interment was in St. John’s Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Iosco Township.

Arrangements were by Starkson & Steffel Funeral & Cremation Service ~ McRaith Chapel of Waseca. www.wasecafuneral.com

Harvey Mittelsteadt was born in Iosco Township on May 7, 1927 to William and Charlotte (Stoering) Mittelsteadt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Iosco Township. Upon graduation from Janesville High School he enlisted in the United States Army, serving overseas from 1946 1948. After he was honorably discharged from the military he worked at Webb Oil Company of Waseca.

After his marriage to Naomi Treiber, July 23, 1950, they made their home in Waseca until 1954 when they moved to Winnebago, where he owned and operated “Harvey’s North Star Truck Stop” for 22 years, retiring in 1976.

Following his retirement, Harvey and Naomi moved to Lake Tetonka in Waterville. Together they spent much time traveling and visiting churches, advocating for Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he served on the board of directors for nine years. He also spent many years in retirement working and volunteering at Camp Omega, near Waterville.

In 1988, they moved to Waseca where they were faithful members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Harvey lived his faith and cherished his family. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman and in his free time enjoyed reading.

In 2009, Harvey lost the love of his life. Together, Harvey and Naomi shared 59 years of marriage.

Since 2014, Harvey has been a resident at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth where he made many new friends and was reacquainted with past friends. He was crowned king of St. Luke’s in 2015.

Blessed be his memory.

He is survived by his three daughters; Debra (Roger) Moore of Huxley, Iowa, Kathi (Robert) Seitz of St. Cloud, Lori (James) Nauman of Blue Earth; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Nadine Scheffert; three nieces and two nephews; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Gordon Mittelsteadt; brother-in-law, Ivan Scheffert; and sister-in-law, Edna Mittelsteadt.