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.
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4800 S. 84th St. 414-281-5533
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