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Harvey Harlan Pietz

November 14, 1936 — June 3, 2013

Rev. Greg Way
Organist ~ Karen Huether
Soloist ~ Lennis Mehlhaff
"Under His Wings"
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"Nearer My God to Thee"
Jarren Bartelt
Mike Hough
Brian Moncur
Kenny Pietz
Robert Piezt
Wayne Pietz
Harvey Harlan Pietz was born Saturday, November 14, 1936 in rural Hutchinson County near Tripp, South Dakota to William and Bertha (Sprecher) Pietz. He graduated from Tripp High School in 1954. Harvey earned his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 1958. Harvey was a game management biologist for the Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks for over 34 years. He began his career in Pierre, later moving to Yankton for several years. He returned to Pierre and continued to live there after retiring in 1992.
Harvey contracted polio in 1952 and was handicapped in his lower extremities for the rest of his life. Never letting his disability stop him from enjoying the pursuits that he loved, Harvey spent countless hours hunting both large and small game and fishing. He was an expert game caller and had won first place in a duck calling contest. He enjoyed gardening and loved to experiment with a variety of vegetables, plants and fruit trees. Harvey passed away following a battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston at the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 23 days.
Harvey is survived by five siblings: Leroy Pietz of Tripp, Myra Bartelt of Parkston, Merlin (Judy) Pietz of Parker, Richard (Sharon) Pietz of Sioux Falls, and Calvin (Ann) Pietz of Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.
Harvey is preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha Pietz; one brother, Willard Pietz; and one sister, Gloria Hough.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp

301 S Dobson St, Tripp, SD 57376

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Tyndall

1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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