Harvey Ernest Schraer, 76, Effingham, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Atchison Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Becker Chapel, Effingham, with Rev. Jeff Cochran, Effingham Union Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Netawaka Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials in honor of Harvey are suggested to help with funeral expenses and may be sent in care of the Becker Chapel. Words of comfort for the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Harvey was born Aug. 6, 1936 in Powhattan, the only child of George and Emma (Glenn) Schraer. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1954. Harvey was a salvage dealer and had been a heavy equipment operator for the Benton Township. He enjoyed making his living scrapping and in his free time he liked to go fishing. Harvey never met a stranger and was always available to lend a helping hand to his friends.
Harvey married Sandy (Doyle) Stults on Nov. 22, 1977 in Garden Cit. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son Dave (Liz) Schraer, Wetmore, daughters, Norma (Gerald) Gossman, Garden City, Betty Schraer, Netawaka, Brenda Schraer, Omaha, Neb., 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, David Ernest Schraer.