Harvey James Visnaw
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away March 7 at home in Colorado Springs at the age of 87.
Harvey was born May 4, 1924, in Flint, Michigan to the late Grace (Trombley) and Joseph Medric Vezina.
He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and Korea, and in the Air National Guard and Navy SeaBees during Vietnam. After 38 years of service to his country, he retired in 1984.
Harvey married Tula Barnett, his sweetheart for almost 60 years, on May 3, 1952 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Betty Jane (Wayne) Davis of South Carolina, Melba
Monica (Kenneth) Drew of Michigan, Harvey James (Cindy) Visnaw Jr. of Texas, and Cheryl Ann (Brian) Paterson of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Kathryn Karpuk and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Cecelia Lambert, Virginia Wade, Joseph Alfred Visnaw, Clifford Visnaw, Phillip Visnaw, Arthur Visnaw, Mary Farrand and Daniel Visnaw.
Harvey touched the lives of many people with his caring heart and his desire to help anyone in need.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his country, his family and his friends.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel with visitation also one hour prior. Rev. Don Needham will officiate. Luncheon will follow services at Woodman Valley Chapel, Rockrimmon Campus Community Center Gymnasium, 290 East Woodmen Road. Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging area “A.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prison Fellowship, www.prisonfellowship.org.