Henry Garvick, 1924-2015

Published 9:44 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Henry “Hank” Lars Garvick, 90, of Kiester died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester, officiated by the Rev. Katie Pals. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester. Private family interment was at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kiester.Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is handling arrangements. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.

Henry Garvick

Henry Garvick

Henry Lars was born June 16, 1924, in Kossuth County, Iowa, the son of Lars and Minnie (Schaumburg) Garvick.

He married Bernice Seedorf March 8, 1947. Hank was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and was president of the Farmers Union. He worked at the Matz Fur Farm for many years and farmed until his retirement. Hank loved to hunt and fish. He kept many people entertained with stories of his numerous fishing and hunting adventures. Hank enjoyed playing cards as well as shaking dice with his morning coffee buddies. Hank had a special place in his heart for dogs and a passion for raising them. But most of all, Hank loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was always interested in what was going on in their lives. He always looked forward to going hunting and fishing with them and sharing his knowledge and experiences in everything he did.

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Hank is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughter, Darlene (Bruce) Gregor, of Lake Mills; son, Dale (Janet) Garvick, of Kiester; grandchildren Jeff Miller and Julie (Shawn) Helgeson of Lake Mills, Holly (Daniel) Germscheid and Jill Garvick of Le Center, and Jason Garvick of Kiester; step-grandchildren Cory (Emilie) Gregor and Dallas (Karin) Gregor of Des Moines, Iowa, and Andy Gregor of Northwood; eight great-grandchildren, Jaci Miller, Tyler, Karli and Carter Helgeson, Brendan, Emma and Jackson Germscheid, and Aiden Garvick; four step-great-grandchildren, Gaven and Graysen Gregor and Lucas and Vivian Gregor; one brother, Leonard (Carylin), of Steen; four sisters, Norvina DeNeui of Winnebago, Junice Huston and Minnie Micheals of Elmore, and Violet (Bob) Armstrong of Stockton, California; and numerous family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Daryl; one grandson in infancy; granddaughter, Carla Mae; seven brothers, George, Marvin, Morris, Milford, Richard, Lars and Junior; three sisters, Ida, Anna and Lillian; two brothers-in-law, Floyd and Alfred Seedorf; and sisters-in-law Tina Miller, Birdella Wegner and Evelyn Iverson.