Aug. 5, 1927 - Sept. 23, 2012.
Rev. Harvey Otto Beckendorf, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him, departed this world to everlasting life.
Harvey was a devoted husband to Willie Mae and they ministered to fifteen churches during his 38 years of ministry in the Texas Methodist Conference. He also served as the Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at Tyler Junior College. He spread God's love to everyone he met, and as much as he loved to tell stories, he was also a wonderful listener.
Everywhere Harvey and Willie Mae lived, there was a garden and they shared the bounty of the harvest with others. They planted seeds, not only in the ground, but also in the hearts of those they met.
Harvey served as the President of the Lon Morris Ex-Students Association, President of the Retired Ministers Retreat Association, and Program and Devotional Leader of the United Methodist Men.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Inwood Crossing, Methodist Hospital, Lawrence Street, and Tomball Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Harvey.
Survivors include his son Stephen Wesley Beckendorf; two daughters: Linda Carol Beckendorf Leschnitzer and husband Dale, and Mary Ann Beckendorf Troyer and husband Jim; grandchildren Emily and Cameron Troyer and Clara and Ella Leschnitzer; and three brothers: Elmer Beckendorf, Marvin Beckendorf, and Arlie Beckendorf.
The family will greet friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012 at Klein Funeral Home, 1400 W. Main, Tomball, TX 77375 (281-351-7233). The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, at Rose Hill United Methodist Church, 21022 Rosehill Church Rd., Tomball.