GERMAN Harvey Gene Sr


Harvey Gene German, son of Winfred Floyd German and Eva Pearl Cornelison German was born August 2, 1937 in Murray, Iowa and passed from this life Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home in Osceola at 76 years of age.

Harvey received his education in Murray, Iowa. He enlisted in the Army in 1955 and served 3 years in the Signal Corps, with his most memorable assignment at a US Army Ordinance base in Nancy, France. After separating from the Army in good standing in 1958, he came back to Murray and met Mary Ann Campbell from Diagonal. Harvey described Mary to a friend as "one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen." They were married on January 25th, 1960.

Harvey and Mary were married for 53 years, having 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children, and, of course, tons of friends. If you met Harvey, you were his friend. Family and friends filled his life with love, laughter, and the occasional argument - but all of it made for many great stories.

Those relatives who preceded Harvey in death were his parents; brothers, Wayne Dean German, James Floyd German, Robert Winfred German, Richard Jay German; brothers-in-law, Charles "Chubb" Garrett, Alvin Lee Campbell; sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Newkirk, Ruth Darlene Gervais, Violet Viola McLaughlin; father-in-law, James Luther Campbell, mother-in-law, Veretta Lorraine Campbell, grandson, Ryan Daniel Crawford.

Harvey leaves to cherish his memory; spouse, Mary Ann German of Osceola, IA; children, Harvey Gene German Jr. of Osceola, Ia, Michael Lee German of Osceola, Ia, Mark Allen (Tess) German of Sunningdale, England, Penny Ranae (Richard) Moon of Aviston, IL, Jodi Ann (Lee) Current of Pella, Ia, Teresa Lynn (Matt) Hagen of Osceola, IA, sister, Joyce Garrett of Osceola, IA, grandchildren; Tiffany Isquirdo of Des Moines, IA, Ashley Battani-German of Des Moines, IA, Ryan German of Altoona, IA, Zach German of Ames, IA, Kylie German of Altoona, IA, Chad (Stormy) Crawford of New Virginia, IA, Dustin Crawford of Osceola, IA, , Austin German of Sunningdale, England, Sydney German of Sunningdale, England, Alex Muller of Des Moines, IA, Abby Muller of Aviston, IL, Dalton Halls of Milo, IA, Jordyn Halls of Ames, IA, Isaac Welcher of New Virginia, IA, Evan Hagen of Osceola, IA, Ava Hagen of Osceola, IA; 11 Great-Grandchildren, sister-in-law, Joyce German Stacey of Waverly, IA as well as other relatives and many friends.

HCI Care Services of Osceola, Iowa or Project R & R at

No public visitation is planned.

10:30 am on Thursday, November 21, 2013 Graveside Services at Murray Cemetery

Murray Cemetery Murray Iowa


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