On Oct. 14, 2021, just four days after his 85th birthday and less than three weeks after his wife “Betsy” passed, Harvey N. Hinrichs passed on as well in Sarasota, Florida.
Harvey was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, on Oct. 10, 1936, to Heye and Doris (Gunderson) Hinrichs. He grew up in the Kent, Minnesota, area where his family farmed and owned the Deep Rock Gas Station in Kent. He graduated from Breckenridge Sr. High in 1954.
In 1959 Harvey was united in marriage in Colfax, North Dakota, to Sharon Bolstad.
Harvey served in the Army in Vietnam from 1960 to 1963. Though he never spoke of this, he received an Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service as well as a Letter of Commendation for his involvement in the apprehension of an escaped convict found on his military base.
Harvey and Sharon were blessed with one son, Dustin. They made their home in Anoka, Minnesota, where Harvey worked for Overhead Garage Door. Harvey and partners began their own business as Automatic Garage Door in 1969 and then in 1977 he and his brother Orlan partnered to own the very successful Ideal Door Garage Door Company.
Harvey married Bettye Jo “Betsy” (Powell) Walters in 1988. They lived most of their married life in Sarasota, Florida. Together they enjoyed many social activities in the community including the opera.
Harvey played golf and fished into the last years of his life. He loved his annual fishing trips to Canada with his grandsons Jon and Joe. He was known for his gentle demeanor and quick wit. He will be sadly missed by their many friends in Sarasota and his friends and family in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
Harvey is survived by his son Dustin and Chris Hinrichs, his grandsons Jonathan and Joseph Hinrichs, step-sons Rick Walters and Reed Walters, many nephews, one niece and extended family.
Harvey was preceded in death by his wife Bettye Jo “Betsy” (Sept. 27, 2021), his first wife Sharon (1987), his parents Heye (1966) and Doris (2001), his brothers Orlan (2007) and Rodney “Cobb” (2004).
There will be a virtual celebration of life held for Harvey and Betsy on November 13th at 1:00(CST). Please contact The Lighten Team at (844) 373-0847 for more information.