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Harvey James
Linton

Linton, Harvey James
Aged 75, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Harvey wore many hats in his lifetime, the longest as the husband and other half of Betty, his wife of over 56 years. Also as the loving father of Vicky, Renee, and Dawn. Father-in-law of George and Patrick. Extremely proud grandpa, life coach, and best friend to Shane (Jenna), Katlin (Jason), Cory, and Christopher (Jessica). Great-grandpa of Cadience, Ethan, Abigail, and Gracie. Little brother to Grace (Chuck), Jack (Bernice), and Bertha. Harvey is survived by an endless list of friends, he loved people and once you were Harvey’s friend it was for a lifetime.

Harvey had a gift for telling colorful stories that had some kind of life lesson, sometimes they would get so lengthy you would forget the point by the time he got to the end! Harvey loved to collect a little bit of this and a little bit of that at flea markets, swap meets, and antique stores. He also collected many very good friends with the same interests. When he and his friend, Richard, sold at swap meets, he usually spent all his profits before the end of the day! He never knew what he might find and what he might be able to do with it! He was the handiest of handymen, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t build, fix, or repair if he put his mind to it. He used those challenges as opportunities for fun teaching tools with his grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10 AM – 1 PM, at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will follow at 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate a book(s) to a child, school, or library of your choice. Special appreciation to the staff at West Allis Memorial Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital for the professional, loving, and tender care they provided Harvey and family.

HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES
4800 S. 84th St. 414-281-5533
Guest Book & Directions
www.heritagefuneral.com

Past Comments

Sandy

One could not ask for a better neighbor. If we didn’t have a tool or a part for something broken, you could count on it being in Harvey’s garage. His stories and laughter were priceless. Love & Hugs! Jim & Sandy

Donner

My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Harvey was loved and will be deeply missed. Though the pain you are feeling must seem unbearable, remember you are not alone. “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” (Psalm 46:1 and Isaiah 41:10)
Again my deepest sympathy

Mandy Meyer

Staring at him with the girls while he napped on the couch, in the summer, willing him to wake up and have a Pepsi, so we could have the bottle cuz we needed the two cents to buy us all Popcicles. Drink the soda ourselves? Yeah, right.

Brenda Allen-Johnson

Those we love and hold dear never really leave us. Although the pain of your heartbreak is present with every waking moment, the sharp edge of your grief will soften with time. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Harvey was an awesome guy and his spirit lives on in the joy and life he brought to others in this lifetime. We send our love and condolences to you Betty, Vicky, Renee, Dawn and the rest of your family and friends as you grieve his loss. May you be comforted as you share fond memories, hugs and support from those who care. We are sorry we cannot be there for the visitation or memorial service, but we hold you all close in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Allen-Johnson and Steve Johnson

David Polodna

Dear Betty, Dawn, Renee, Vicki, and families,

The loss is hard to endure, but Harvey has left so many joyous memories that he will be with us forever. A caring life is never lost as long as the people who have benefited remember their benefactor. Harvey was one of the best! So glad he was my cousin.

David, Lynne, Emy, and Leigh Polodna

Bill Klatte

Harvey has been a great friend and a great neighbor for over 15 years. Always there with a story or help or a tool. Always positive.
Harvey had a grand way of speaking. He had an opinion on everything. Always there to help. We often would see Harvey and Betty sitting in front of the house talkIng and waving to people. A chair was always offered.
I know he was close to his family because we saw it so often. Holidays and other days usually meant a lot of cars next-door with family piling out and having fun. He loved his family. He was so proud of his grandchildren.
I’ll miss Harvey. He was the best neighbor I ever had. Bill Klatte

Donner

My deepest condolences to the family. Mr. Harvey was loved and will be deeply missed. Though the pain you are feeling must seem unbearable, remember you are not alone. “God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.” (Psalm 46:1 and Isaiah 41:10)
Again my deepest sympathy

Pricilla and Phil Unverzagt

Heartfelt sympathy Betty and family at the passing of our cousin, Harvey. Many good memories of “Harvey times”.
love, Pricilla and Phil

Larry"RED" Brenwall

I met Harvey for he first time in May/June of 1958. I had just graduated from Phelps high school in 1957 and moved to Milwaukee to live with the Brenwall family. We, all the teens in the area, hung around on a corner of Garfield and another street which I don’t remember, like all teens in that era did. Harve loved my mother and was treated AS ONE OF THE FAMILY. I attended Harve and Betty’s wedding. Harve actually got me my first job in Milwaukee at Unity Casket Co. As long as I live he will remain one of my truest and best friends I had the privilege of knowing.

Kenn & Doris Wilcox

Harvey, a neighbor, story teller and one of the most pleasant, caring people I have ever met! A peaceful man with a kind spirit and friendly smile. You will be missed here at the Wilcox Home! Rest with your creator!

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