Harvey Frederick

September 2, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Harvey Frederick of Pharr, Texas, formerly of Dubuque, passed away August 24, 2018 at Colonial Manor Care Center, Pharr, Texas after a lengthy illness.

Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Hoffman Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, where there will be a Memorial Service at 1 p.m.

He was born September 2, 1938 in Dubuque, son of Edward and Emilia (Miller) Frederick.

Harvey married Marianne Ohl in 1960 and from that union they had five children: Terry of Dubuque, Lori (Rick) Stumpf of Peosta, Suzy (Tim) Monahan of Benton, Wisconsin, Shari of Dubuque and Tammy (Dennis) Lange of Benton, Wisconsin. He later married Carol Schuster Soens in 1985 and welcomed into his life Mike Soens, Jayne (Chuck) DeBrular both of Phoenix, Arizona, and Tom Soens of Delhi, Iowa.

Harvey graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1956. After graduation he worked at the Dubuque Pack Meat Processing Plant until 1958 when he was invited to join the Andy Doll Band of Oelwein, Iowa. Voted by the National Ballroom Operations Association in Downbeat Magazine’s poll as one of the top four dance bands in the nation, the band played extensively throughout the Mid West. Harvey played with many well-known artists including Johnny Cash and participated in back-up bands from the Grand Ole Opry. He continued with his passion for music through the years by performing with many talented musicians. Harvey left the Andy Doll Band to join the Dubuque Police Department in 1962 from which he retired after 34 years of service. He served in the Police Department for a time with his brother, Duke, and his uncle, Jim Miller. He and his brother enjoyed fishing, music and probably many other things were not aware of. Along with his music, Harvey loved archery, hunting, fishing, electronics and being at his grandparents’ farm with his cousins. He also owned a Recording Studio and a CB radio Repair Shop where he fixed many truckers’ and friends’ CB radios. He loved the time he spent with his children traveling, camping, canoeing, and telling jokes and stories. Harvey became a Scout Master of Troop 82 so his son Terry and the neighborhood boys could become Boy Scouts. The family cottage at Waupeton, Iowa saw many years of fun with family and friends.

In 2003 Harvey and Carol became winter Texans where Harvey continued his passion for music. In 2014 they became full time Texans.

Harvey was a warm and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who touched many lives.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Carol Frederick of Pharr, Texas, son, Terry of Dubuque, daughters, Lori (Rick) Stumpf of Peosta, Iowa, Sue (Tim) Monahan of Benton, Wisconsin, Shari of Dubuque, and Tammy (Dennis) Lange of Benton, Wisconsin. Stepsons, Mike Soens of Phoenix, Arizona and Tom Soens of Delhi, Iowa and stepdaughter, Jayne (Chuck) DeBrular of Phoenix, Arizona, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 niece, 9 nephews, 3 step grandsons, sister in law Juanita Frederick and further extended family, all of whom he loved dearly.

Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Emelia (Miller) Frederick, Brother, George Edward Frederick (Duke), sisters Lucille (David) Neyens and Mae (Carl) Dausner.

His family wishes to thank Hospice for their devoted care and his family and friends for their love and kindness.

When through one man a little more love and goodness, a little more light and truth comes into the world, then that man’s life has had meaning!

Memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dubuque, 1299 Locust St., Dubuque.

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