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Thomas McKinven

April 2, 1939-Dec. 21, 2012

December 24, 2012
Minot Daily News

Thomas S. McKinven, 73, of Harvey, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, which meets in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Harvey.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.

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Thomas Scott McKinven was born April 2, 1939, on the family farm south of Martin, to Kenneth and Ethel (Finneman) McKinven. The family moved to a farm south of Harvey. He attended rural school and high school in Harvey. Tom entered the Army in April 1958 and served at Fort Sill, Okla., until being honorably discharged in July 1959.

Tom married Delores Fischer on July 1, 1962, in Harvey. They lived and farmed south of Harvey. Tom was an avid outdoorsman. He was a fishing guide on Lake Sakakawea and guided upland game and waterfowl hunters for a number of years. He enjoyed numerous big game hunts in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Tom and Delores had moved into Harvey recently.

Tom was a member of the Wells Eagles Aerie in Harvey and the American Legion Post in Fargo.

Tom is survived by: his wife, Delores, of Harvey; son, Scott, and his wife, Karla, of Harvey; grandson, Keith; stepgrandsons, Joshua (Katrin) Woitte and Justin (Nyla) Woitte; brother, Richard (Carol) McKinven, of Harvey; three sisters, Marianne Trippodo, of Mesa, Ariz., Hazel (Albert Jr.) Faul, of Harvey, and Kathy (Harold) Wohl, of Harvey.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert McKinven; and brother-in-law, Louis Trippodo.



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