Harvey was born and raised in North Dakota.
In January of 2007, he and his wife moved to Sun City Festival. They have resided in this fast- growing community for the past 13 years.
As a child, I grew up on a farm near Grafton, North Dakota. At a young age I learned the value of farming as my father passed away when I was only 14.
After graduation from high school, I continued to farm until I was called to serve my country in the Army National Guard. Upon completion of my basic training and AIT (advanced infantry training), I was employed as a bookkeeper for 5 years. During my employment, I enrolled in college, going to school during the day, and working in the evening. In 1973, I was employed at Minnkota Power Company as manager of the property and right of way division. In 2007, I retired after nearly 34 years with Minnkota Power Company.
This July, my wife Nancy and I will be celebrating 45 years of marriage. Throughout our years together, we attended Augustana Lutheran Church and Calvary Luther Church both in Grand Forks, North Dakota where we served in both churches as ushers and communion assistants and assisted teaching confirmation. In looking for a retirement home, we attended Spirit of Grace two years prior to moving to Sun City Festival. After becoming full-time residents in Arizona, we attended several churches but our hearts lead us back to Spirit of Grace where we have been members since 2013.