Harvey worked for General Motors in Janesville, Wis., for 33 years before retiring to take care of his grandson. He was a member of the local UAW 95, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Milton and he also belonged to the Knights of Columbus. Harvey was an active member of Milton's Boy Scout Troop 471. His life's passion was his family, grandchildren and for 35 years he touched the lives of many boys in Troop 471, Sinnissippi Council, and exchange students from Ecuador and Colombia. Harvey loved to babysit his grandchildren and watch all of their sporting events.
Harvey is survived by his wife, Clarice of Milton; children: Douglas of Neshkoro, Wis., Dennis (Dena) of Eagle River, Alaska, Michelle (Christian) Lopez of Milton, Wis., and daughter-in-law Natalie Sessler of Berlin, Wis.; five grandchildren: Bryanna Bucholtz, Cayden and Ryland Sessler, and Adrik and Braxton Lopez; brothers and sister: Lon Sessler of Mena, Ark., Dan (Bobbie) Sessler of Baraboo, Wis., and Linda Koehler of Orlando, Fla.; and a very special friend: Philip Batchelor of Rockford, Ill. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law: Sandra Sessler.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Milton with Msgr. James Uppena officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Milton and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Burial will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. in Sheldon Cemetery, Westfield, Wis.
A special thank you to Agrace Hospice for all of their care and thoughtfulness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Milton Boy Scout Troop 471.
Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Milton 828 S. Janesville St., (608) 868-2542; www.whitcomb-lynch-albrecht.com