Harvey J. Hurd

PORTAGE -- Harvey J. Hurd, age 88, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Heritage Monona, surrounded by his loving family.

Harvey was born at the family home in Rio on November 1, 1928, the son of Harvey and Pearl (Peterson) Hurd.  He attended Rio High School.  Harvey married Geraldine Lester on October 31, 1945, in South Carolina and they had a special love story that lasted for 70 years. He was a great athlete and an avid fan of basketball, baseball, golf, bowling and pool. Everything he tried, he excelled at. He enjoyed watching the Brewers, Badgers and Packers. He and Gerry enjoyed 20 winters of fun and friendship in Florida. Harvey also enjoyed his railroad life and the people he worked with. With Harvey, family always came first. He is now in a safe peaceful place with his sweetie.

He is survived by his children, Sandra Grunke, Madison, Mike (Chris) Hurd, Portage; grandchildren, Kari (Gary) Bell, Madison, Stacy (J.J.) Reis, Madison, Nicholas (Beth) Hurd and Lindsay Hurd, both of Portage; five great-grandchildren, Adam Peschl, Trevor Bell, Bailey Reis, Brett Reis, and Tuck Hurd; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine; sister, Maureen “Dolly” Millard; brothers, Fred Hurd and Stanley “Dugan” Hurd.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Portage United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Countryman officiating. Inurnment will be private at Silver Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, on Friday at the church.

A special thank you to the staff at the Heritage Monona for their wonderful care of Harvey.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)