In the early hours of Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017, Harvey Benjamin Beavers passed away peacefully at his home in Granite Falls. He was 87 years of age. Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 24 at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church followed by military honors and burial in the Doncaster Cemetery. Harvey Benjamin Beavers was born on March 8, 1930, in Granite Falls, the son of Ralph and Myrtle (Steward) Beavers. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school in Granite Falls.

He served his country in the United States Army from November 1951 to October of 1953. On Sept. 10, 1966, Harvey was united in marriage to Kathleen Anderson in the Granite Falls Baptist Church. They made their home in Granite Falls where Harvey operated heavy machinery in the construction business and was a custodian at YME Schools for many years. He was an active member of the Granite Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He also supported Kathy in her association with the American Legion Riders.

He was also a faithful member of Granite Falls Lutheran Church. Harvey enjoyed fishing, camping, wood working, riding his tractor and for many years, bowling on two leagues.

Surviving family include his brother Chester T. (Truly) Beavers of Wood Lake; nieces and nephews including Sheldon (Beverly) Sandberg, Roger (Cheryl) Beavers, Clayton Saunders, Virginia (Ken) Agre, Marjorie (Dave) Piehl, Janice Omtvedt, Barbara Kjersten, Beverly Johnson, Cynthia Saunders, Sharon (Scott) Jessen, Sandra Beavers and Sonja (Shawn) Christensen. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Kathy; three brothers: Harold, Arbie and Marvin and two sisters: Ruth Sandberg and Celia Saunders; one niece, Alayna Sandberg and one nephew, Charles Beavers.