Harvey James Edel, 89

Harvey James Edel, of Kilkenny, MN, 89, died peacefully on September 6, 2020, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Father Tom Niehaus will officiate.

Burial will be held at Trebon Cemetery in Shieldsville Township, Kilkenny, MN.

  The family will be honoring his legacy as a farmer by having a drive-by around his farmstead before the burial.

  Harvey was born on February 8, 1931 to James E. and Anna (Viskocil) Edel.

  Harvey was the beloved husband of Harriet (Schrom) Edel. Harvey and Harriet were great supporters for each other. They worked well together and loved each other dearly for 63 years.

  He served for the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, and was a lifelong member of the VFW, Eagles, and Knights of Columbus.

Harvey also gave many years to the Rice County Pork Producers.

He proudly earned the honor of owning and operating a Century Farm in 2014, which was a worthy achievement for his many years carefully raising dairy cattle, beef cattle, hogs, and crops.

Harvey was a skilled self-employed butcher and meat cutter.

During his time off he enjoyed working outside on the land that he owned, operating heavy equipment, working on projects, and helping his family, friends, and neighbors.

His hobbies included singing, dancing, playing cards, fishing, and sharing jokes with friends and family. He was extremely dedicated to his family and instilled lifelong lessons of love and kinship to his children and grandchildren.

  He is survived by his children, Kevin (Beth) Edel of Chandler, AZ, Kim (Terry) Mosel of Page, NE, Karla Janovsky of Montgomery; grandchildren, Sheena, Courtney, and Shelby Edel, Amos, Caleb, Luke, Mark, and Simeon Mosel, Lindy Flynn, Kelsey Dickison, and Jesse Janovsky; and 13 great-grandchildren.

  Services are provided by Boldt Funeral Home from Faribault.

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