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Harold "Harry" Walter Floyd Nevala

October 11, 1941 — April 17, 2020

Harold “Harry” Walter Floyd Nevala October 11, 1941 – April 17, 2020 Harold “Harry” Walter Floyd Nevala, age 78, a long time Menahga, MN area resident, passed away at his home with his beloved wife, Cookie by his side in the early morning hours of April 17th, 2020. Harold was born in Green Valley Township of Becker County southwest of Menahga, MN. At an early age, he moved to the Twin Cities area and found work in the foundry industry where he spent his working career. Harold married Janice Fink and they were blessed with two children: Michael and Stacey. Harold and Cookie married after several years of courtship and created a well-blended family with seven children and being both "Dad and Grandpa". At age 62, he retired. Harold and Cookie purchased the old family farm back into the family and moved back to his hometown Menahga, There they started their lifelong dream of creating their hobby farm together. They had many animals and a Ferguson tractor which he was very proud of. Harold was an avid gardener with a large beautiful garden and was proud of his homegrown produce. He enjoyed giving his bounty to friends, family, and neighbors. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, family, and friends. He played guitar, harmonica and would sing with a lot of encouragement. During his downtime, he loved to read a variety of books. He loved his church family at the Redeemer Lutheran of Menahga. Harold will be deeply missed and is loved by many grandkids, great-grandkids, fellow church members, and many within the community. Service arrangements are currently postponed until a safer time. He was preceded in death by parents Walter and Alma (Hanninen) Nevala; siblings: Arnold Nevala, Clarence Nevala, Benhardt Nevala, Ellen Nevala-Manau, and Bernice Nevala-Harre. He is survived by wife, Alice (Cookie); three daughters: Stacey(Steve Wiss) Mariette, Deborah (Scott) Brakefield, Taunya (Tom Benesch) Tande; four sons: Michael (Candy) Nevala, Steven (Jennifer) Lockwood, Wayne (Karen) Lockwood and Mel (Jan) Lockwood. Harold is also survived by siblings: Betty Ann Nevala-Stahlback and Marvin (Sandy) Nevala; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. To leave condolences please visit www.cardinipearson.com
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