Harvey J Bouwens 85, passed away Tuesday, August 22nd 2023 at Independence House in West Lincoln.
Harvey was born February 4th 1938 in rural Adams, Nebraska, the son of Jacob Bouwens and Emma (Hestermann) Bouwens. He grew up in rural Adams and graduated from Adams High School in 1955. Harvey worked for Campbells Soup in Auburn, Meadowgold Dairy in Lincoln, quarries in Waterloo, NE and The Nebraska Department of Roads for over 50 years. He retired in 2012.
Harvey loved traveling and new adventures, he was always on the go, he loved garage sales and going to the auto salvage yard to find auto parts for his car and vehicle collection.
He was always the sound voice of reason, he would help anybody, he truly was a prince among men, a fierce friend, father and husband. He will be remembered for his kindness, loyalty and the love he held for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Harvey is survived by Catherine Bouwens his wife, younger brother Lyle Bouwens (Donna) of Lincoln, son Michael of Lincoln, son Matthew (Melanie Byrd), Debra Pelsor of Cortland, Emily (Brian) Roberts of Lincoln, Guy Pelsor (Janine) of Lincoln, Grandchildren Jacob, Cody, Robyn and Cayden. Preceded in death by his parents and first wife Lucille.
Celebration of Life will be held September 16th 2023 2PM until 4PM at Prairie Creek Inn located at 2400 S 148th Street, Walton, NE.
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