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Harvey E. Miensma
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    Albany, IL 61230

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Harvey Eugene Miensma, 94 of Albany, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton.

Harvey was born October 12, 1917 in Morrison a son of Amos and Sara (VanKampen) Miensma. He married Clara Rus on June 14, 1941 in Sterling. She preceded him in death in 1999.

He was a farmer and livestock dealer for 65 years in the Morrison area where he also lived for several years. He was known for the slogan "Don't shoot the bull, sell it to Harv." He moved to Sabula in 1998 where he continued his livestock business into his 90's. He moved to Albany in 2004. His greatest love was for horses. He rode many trail rides with his daughter Tami and attended all of his son Tony's barrel races. He enjoyed seeing and talking to his great grandchildren who always brought a big smile to his face.

Harvey was a member of the Albany United Methodist Church.

He will be dearly missed by his 3 daughters, Judy (Larry) Tiesman of Albany, Linda (Richard) Schipper of Fulton and Tami (Joey) Hornick of McEwen, Tennessee; 2 sons, Dennis Miensma of Albany and Tony Miensma and his fiancee Dallas Chaplin of Springbrook, Iowa; 8 grandsons and 13 great grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by 4 brothers.

Graveside services will be at 10 AM Tuesday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison with Reverend Melody Williams, pastor of Albany United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established to the Albany United Methodist Church or the Albany Volunteer Fire and Ambulance.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Todd, Tadd and Tate Tiesman, Scott and Brian Schipper, Cory and Eric Miensma and Austin Hornick.

Arrangements are through the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton.