Harm Loverink, 1931-2014

Published 9:34 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Harm Steven Loverink, 83, of Rose Creek passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at his home. Harm was born Jan. 20, 1931, by Lake Geneva near Hollandale.

Harm Loverink

Harm Loverink

On June 8, 1951, he was united in marriage to Lola Culbert of Elkton. The couple enjoyed 63 years together.

Harm was a loving husband, father and “Papa” to many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. As a farmer, he enjoyed his horses, fishing, hunting and attending auctions. Harm was well known as a good neighbor who would always lend a helping hand and offer hospitality. As a God-fearing man of faith, he loved the Lord and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Austin. After 30 years at Hormel, he enjoyed retirement. Harm loved spending time with 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

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Survivors include his wife, Lola Loverink, of Rose Creek; his children Steven (Marie) Loverink of Medford, Lynette (Wayde) Groh of Austin, Douglas (Donna) Loverink of Maple Island, Suzette Loverink of Lyle, Renae (Duane) Henaman of Lyle, Juanita (Mark) Montefiori of Carmel, Ind., Victoria (Eric) Ford of Preston, Rustin Loverink (Melissa Lawson) of LeRoy, Rick (Lori) Scholten of Steen and special “foster” son, Daryl (Susan) Thompson, of Austin; his brother, Garret Loverink, of Stewartville; sister, Gertie Richards, of Olathe, Kan.; and step-brother, Jerry (Carol) Loverink, of St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Rena Loverink; his brothers John, Jack, Everett and Herbert; and his sisters Mary, Rena, Jennie, Dorothy, Stella and Nellie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church in Austin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.