December 23, 1926 - March 22, 2018
Harvey Leo Heer, 91 of Ephrata, WA passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Samaritan Hospital with family by his side. He was born on December 23, 1926 in Wapato, WA to Edward and Regina Heer. Harvey graduated from Ephrata High School in 1944. In 1949, he met and married Shirley Ann Olson (Heer). Harvey and Shirley made their home in Ephrata and began their family. They moved with their five children to their wheat farm northwest of Ephrata in 1962 where they resided for over 50 years. Harvey began working on the family farm at age five. Farming was his passion, he worked hard all of his life and he was well known in the community because of it. He was a third-generation farmer. Harvey had been an avid Hamm Radio operator since 1979, his call sign was KA7EKL. He excelled at Morse code and communicated with people all over the world. He was a member of the Central Washington Amateur radio club, a Grange member since 1955, on the soil conservation board, and a volunteer fireman for District 13 for many years. In his free time his other interests included snowmobiling, camping, woodworking and building things in the shop. He made a grandfather clock for each of his 5 children. Harvey was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 65 years, Shirley Ann Heer. He is survived by his daughter Gayle (Chris) Corativo of Spokane, Wash; son Rick Heer of Ephrata; son Ron Heer of Ephrata; daughter LuAnn Heer-Weisgerber of Cheney, Wash; daughter Dianne (John) Kliphardt of Ephrata, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Ephrata Four Square Church, 716 Basin St NW, Ephrata, WA. Viewing will be held from 12:30-1 p.m., with the service to immediately follow. Please join us after the service for food and fellowship. Graveside service will follow at Highland Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. Please express your thoughts and memories for the family at www.nicolesfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Nicoles Funeral Home of Ephrata, Wash.
Harvey Leo Heer, 91 of Ephrata, WA passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Samaritan Hospital with family by his side. He was born on December 23, 1926 in Wapato, WA to Edward and Regina Heer. Harvey graduated from Ephrata High School in... View Obituary & Service Information
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