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Harvey Duane Bruxvoort

December 10, 1924 — June 8, 2011

Harvey Bruxvoort age 86 of Chandler, MN died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Veteran’s Home in Luverne, MN. Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Chandler Reformed Church. Visitation will be from 3:00 until 6:00 PM Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Chandler Funeral Chapel. A private family interment will take place Monday, prior to the service, at the Chandler Memorial Cemetery. The Chandler Funeral Association is handling the arrangements.

Harvey Duane Bruxvoort was born December 10, 1924 to Henry J. and Lucy (Meyer) Bruxvoort on the family farm in Fenton Township, Murray County, MN.  He was baptized and professed his faith in the Chandler Reformed Church.  Harvey attended Chandler Public School and graduated in 1942.  As a young man he farmed with his family and worked at DeBoer Motors in Leota, MN, before going to work at John Morrell in Sioux Falls, SD.  He entered the U.S. Army in February of 1946 and received an honorable medical discharge in November of that same year.

On November 16, 1947 Harvey married Henrietta Vis at the Chandler Reformed Church and they made their home in Minneapolis, MN for about a year and a half.  During that time Harvey attended a school for shoe repair and also radio repair.  They returned to Chandler in 1949 and he worked at both occupations in Chandler.  In 1951, he was appointed rural mail carrier for Chandler.  Harvey worked for the U.S. Postal service for over 33 years before retiring in 1984.

Harvey was active in both his community and his church.  He was a life-long member of the Chandler Reformed Church, where he taught Sunday School, Catechism and was an elder in the church.  He also volunteered many hours helping build the church in the early 1950's.  He was also a volunteer fireman for 27 years, served on the Chandler Funeral Association board of directors for 14 years, worked with the city on the curb and gutter project in the early 1970's, volunteered his time at the Bible League Thrift Store in Worthington, MN and taught gun safety classes in Chandler for many years.  Harvey also enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and animals, bird watching, was an avid reader and was a handyman who enjoyed fixing things at home, for family and at church.  He even helped build his own home.

In October of 2009, Harvey became a resident of the nursing home in Ellsworth, MN and then in January of 2010, he moved into the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Luverne, MN, where he died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the age of 86.

Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Henrietta Bruxvoort of Chandler, MN; one daughter, Lorraine (Robert) Sandbulte of Steen, MN; two sons, Bob (Lynn) Bruxvoort of Sioux Center, IA and Brian (Elizabeth) Bruxvoort of Soldotna, AK:  nine grandchildren, John and Janet Sandbulte, Stephanie Pyle, Brianna, Michael, David, Lucas, Matthew and Jonathan Bruxvoort; for great grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Moret of Mississippi, Nellie (Wallace) Dierenfeld of Chandler, MN, Pauline (Dick) Blom of Leota, MN, and Frances (Jim) Veldkamp of Luverne, MN; nieces, nephews and friends.

His parents, one granddaughter, Amy Lynne Bruxvoort and one brother-in-law, John Moret, preceded him in death.

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Visitation

Sunday, June 19, 2011

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Chandler Reformed Church

250 3rd Street, Chandler, MN 56122

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