Harvey Tallman – Obituary


Harvey B. Tallman went peacefully home on June 6, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, St. Paul, Minnesota. He was able to remain at his home in St. Louis Park until late April when he needed additional doctor and nurse care. Harvey received the best loving comfort care at “Our Lady” He liked and enjoyed his caregivers.

Harvey was born July 25, 1947,  in Jackson to Harvey A. and Hazel M. Tallman, Jackson County, Minnesota. He attended school in Okabena and graduated from high school in Heron Lake (class of 1965).

Harvey enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapshooting, Smith and Wessons, his black “labs” Jake and Dozer, investing/collecting stocks, coins, silver, and stamps. Harv loved cooking and grilling, and shared the delicious results with many friends, family, and neighbors.

Harvey was a longtime member of the Operating Engineers (49rs), Minnetonka Sportsmen, and Jackson County Conservation League. He especially enjoyed working the annual “Youth In The Outdoors Expo” at his gun club in Minnetrista. Harvey operated heavy equipment for over 30 years traveling the U.S. to wherever his work required. He specifically remembered the demolition of the Wabasha St. block in downtown St. Paul at the helm of a backhoe. Harvey retired in 2002 and started enjoying his daily naps that he loved after all of his construction working days were done.

Harvey is survived by sisters Derexalee Tallman and Roxann (Larry) Rossow, niece Rochelle Ulrich, great nieces Whitney and Kallie Ulrich, great nephew Taylor Rossow, aunts, and many cousins and friends.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, nephew/godson Anthony Rossow, uncles, aunts, and friends.

A tribute/salute was held with family, and a future celebration of Harvey’s life is planned at Sandy Point–a favorite place he exercised his black labs. Thanks for the many great memories Harv! Peace and comfort. You are missed!

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