Ellery A. Harvey

  • Born: May 5, 1943
  • Died: August 16, 2014
  • Location: Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ellery A. Harvey, 71, of Lincoln, formerly of New Hampshire, died at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center.

Ellery was born May 5, 1943 in Hinsdale, NH, the son of Kenneth Allen and Grace Lucy Freeman Harvey. He married Gertrud Rau on February 12, 1965 in Augsburg, Germany.

Ellery attended school in New Hampshire and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. While in the Army, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed for over 20 years as a truck driver at G & D Trucking, until his retirement in 2012. He was a member of ABATE, HOG, and the Moose Lodge in Pekin. Ellery was known for his good heart and always helping others. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, playing guitar, and spending time with his family. He was also an excellent handyman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Harvey.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrud Harvey of Lincoln; son, David Harvey of Pekin; three daughters, Karen (husband, William) Morrow of Lincoln, Linda (husband, Randy) Carter of Manito, and Tina (husband, Frank) Gordon of Mason City; thirteen grandchildren, Steph, Bryan, Bobbi, Heather, Amanda, Amber, Kristina, Mandi, Michael, Jennifer, Sarah, Josh, and Natalie; eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Harvey, Kenney Harvey, and Billy Harvey, all of NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

The family will host a Celebration of Life from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at The Knights of Columbus, 217 Limit St., Lincoln. IL.