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Harvey G. Heyer

August 28, 1934 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 83)
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Message from Susie Walton
October 22, 2017 6:40 PM

I an so deeply sorry for your loss. I only knew Harvey the past few years in FQHR-MI but he was such a quiet and caring man. The world needs more Harvey's, not less.
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A candle was lit by Catherine Cox on October 22, 2017 11:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Kim Baker on October 23, 2017 7:22 AM
Message from Gary and Kay Teske
October 23, 2017 8:00 AM

Harvey was a super friend for more than 50 years. I enjoyed our times together and watching our families grow and our annual Christmas dinners. God bless Mary and family.
Message from Suzanne (Susie Sowerby) Hart
October 23, 2017 8:00 AM

Uncle Harv was a quiet man as a child I would go and watch him groom his horse at the barn he had a way with horses. Although after you moved whenever I saw a horse I’d think of you. Rest In Peace. Sending prayers and love to the family.
Message from Larry & Fay Conquest
October 23, 2017 8:17 AM

Sorry to hear about Harvey passing he was a great friend and client for many years
Message from Jim Bowerman
October 23, 2017 9:13 AM

My thoughts are with the family at this unhappy time. It will get better.
Message from Diane Ruch
October 23, 2017 9:16 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary, Melissa and family.
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A candle was lit by Linda Brock on October 23, 2017 9:48 AM
Message from Wendy Rogers Buitenhuis
October 23, 2017 9:49 AM

The first time I met Harvey, I had just started my job with Tom and Sandy Parker at Hidden Acres Farm and I heard a car coming to the barn. I looked out the door and it was a State Police car, and I thought, 'what did I do to have the State Police coming to the barn?'. It was Harvey stopping to meet me and just say hello!
He was a kind and caring man, and even though I hadn't seen him for years, we said 'hi' to each other through our good friend, Woody. I am so sorry to hear of his passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with Mary and his family.
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A candle was lit by Wendy Rogers Buitenhuis on October 23, 2017 9:50 AM
Message from Bobbi Sabine
October 23, 2017 9:52 AM

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Harvey. What a good guy. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Wishing you comfort and strength as you adjust to this big difference in your life.
Message from John Teske
October 23, 2017 9:56 AM

Mary, Brian, Chris and Missy:
Nothing but great memories of the family 'get togethers". Our family has been enriched with the interaction of yours.
Message from Mike and Barb Moyes
October 23, 2017 9:59 AM

Mary, We are so sorry to hear of Harvey's Passing. We will not be able to attend the
services but you and your family are in our prayers.
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A candle was lit by Drew & Deanne Scott on October 23, 2017 10:00 AM
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A candle was lit by Laura Jungslager Hickey on October 23, 2017 1:19 PM
Message from Laura Jungslager Hickey
October 23, 2017 1:30 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Heyer. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of playing in the barn, horse shows, sitting in his police car, sneaking in and taking his coffee nips and even earning "the look" a few times. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, Brian, Chris and Missie and all of your families.
Message from Evert and Molly Jungslager
October 23, 2017 2:20 PM

With our deepest sympathy and prayers with the loss of an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend. We will always remember the great times Laura had at your home with her friendship to Missie.
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A candle was lit by Evert and Molly Jungslager on October 23, 2017 2:21 PM
Message from Bill & Jane Nolan
October 23, 2017 5:57 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. I worked with him in Rockford and we developed a good friendship. We regret not keeping in closer touch through the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the family.
Message from Jerry & Bonnie Joldersma
October 23, 2017 7:10 PM

Missy & Mark, Mary, & family, so sorry for your loss, I know how hard his passing is, he was a nice guy,very friendly & kind, I know he will be deeply missed, our prayers are with all of you
Message from Roger & Janice White
October 23, 2017 8:35 PM

Harvey was one of those people you feel so blessed to have called a friend. We met Harvey through Ginger at Hickory Stables, where he would hang out one night a week to encourage the 4H riders. He rarely would say much to the riders, so eager to hear his opinions and suggestions. But when he spoke, they listened . Our daughter, Molly, thought the world of him... he was always at the top of her list of "horse people " she looked up to , and had to invite Harvey and Mary when she graduated from high school and college, and even when she got married.
Harvey will always have a special place in our hearts, and he will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mary and his entire family.
Message from Jon Hall
October 23, 2017 9:07 PM

I only knew Harvey for a short time thru church and
Tuesday Golf Group. We always had a good time
together and he was always the gentleman. I always
felt like we had known each other for years. He
made you feel good as we chuckled at our golf
performances. I will miss him. My sympathy is extended to the family. God Bless. Jon Hall
Message from Mary and Tony Houle
October 24, 2017 7:58 AM

Mary,
Tony and I are so very sorry to hear of Sonny's passing. He enjoyed his kindness and warmth whenever we saw him. We are so grateful for the time we all spent together last week in Port Huron. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate his life and legacy.
Message from Louie Lawson
October 24, 2017 9:15 AM

I didn't really know Mr. Heyer since I only encountered him once, a couple of months ago while judging an FQHR-MI horse show in Mt Pleasant. Having been a practicing physician for over twenty years (mostly in emergency medicine) and participating in and judging horse shows almost my entire life, I think it is fair to say that I have crossed paths with more than just a few people. Very few stand out as having that something "extra about them". Mr. Heyer was one of those very few. Obviously with my only minutes of exposure to him, I couldn't have known great details, but he was was one of the rare fellows that made me think, "What a wonderful world it would be if everybody presented themselves like this gentleman." After reading his obituary, I am glad to say, it loks like I was right. Now I can try harder to be a man of his character. Hoopefully, in my brief encounter with him, some of him rubbed off on me.
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Message from Gerald Pellegrom family
October 24, 2017 12:14 PM

It is with sadnesses for your loss that I leave these thoughts. Harv was someone I was blessed with making his acquaintance. Quiet, stoic but thoughtful. I wish that I had known him better, a man full of wisdom.
Message from Daniel deVries & Kimberli Bracey
October 24, 2017 12:26 PM

We are so sad for you and your family as we hear of Harvey's passing. He was always pleasant, thoughtful and a pleasure to have known. May you have the strength and insight for upcoming days with him looking over your shoulder and smiling.
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A candle was lit by Jim and JoAnn Labron on October 24, 2017 2:10 PM
Jim and I were sad to hear of Harvey's. We have many fond memories of that wonderful man. We are out of town and will be unable to attend the service but you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Helen Lystra
October 24, 2017 5:04 PM

Mary, I am so sorry. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Message from Anita (Vaandering) Parrish
October 25, 2017 1:31 AM

To my very close and special neighbors growing up -- I am so very sad to hear this news. My heart goes out to all of you! Harvey was such an amazing person, always so strong and caring, a wonderful family man! Had such a passion for horses and giving riding lessons. (Too bad he wasn't around that day when I was riding Brownie who got spooked by the dog and threw me into the fence - yikes - I'll never forget that...) I spent so much time with all of you growing up, you were like my second family. Precious, wonderful times.
I know this is such a difficult time for all of you, but know that there are lots of us thinking of you and sharing in your sorrow. Know that he is now spending time catching up with my mom and dad, probably sharing great stories and good laughs.
Know that he is never gone, just over the horizon. He will always be with you.
Love to all of you! -Anita
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A candle was lit by Bob Barnes on October 25, 2017 7:37 AM
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A candle was lit by Lorie Kiebach on October 25, 2017 8:47 AM
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A candle was lit by Yolanda (Vaandering) and Gerard Endenburg on October 25, 2017 4:48 PM
Mary, Chris, Bryan, Missy and all your extended family, I want to wish you my best in the coming days. It will be an odd feeling of his presence , but one that is comforting. After a while, you get this warm hug every time you think of him. Knowing he is spending eternity doing what he loves is even more comforting. As you wait in anticipation to see him again one day, know that God will continue to bless you and your family and care for all your needs. Much love....
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A candle was lit by Robb & Cheryl Gould on October 25, 2017 5:43 PM
To Mary & family: The world will not soon see another gentleman like Harvey. Strength of character, integrity, love of family and his fellows who were privileged to share some time with him. There are no words that can adequately measure such a loss. You have our deepest condolences.
Message from Bette DelVecchio
October 27, 2017 3:53 PM

Mary and Melissa,
Sad to hear of Harvey's passing. I wish you much strength and comfort in the coming days.
Bette
Message from Bette DelVecchio
October 28, 2017 5:50 PM

Mary and Michelle,
It is sad to lose a loved one, My condolences to you. I wish you strength and comfort in the coming months.
Bette DelVecchio
Message from Al Meyer
November 10, 2017 10:49 AM

Harvey was a good friend and I will miss him greatly. The wonderful memories wil stay with me forever.
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