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Harvey Fest, Jr.

Harvey Fest, Jr.
  • April 28, 1934 - February 20, 2016
  • West Des Moines, Iowa

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Harvey Fest, Jr., 81 of West Des Moines, Iowa and formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa and Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7075 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Following the visitation memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. at St Francis.

Harvey Charles Fest, Jr. was born on April 28, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Harvey and Elanor (Hartog) Fest. The family moved to the Quad Cities when Harvey Jr. was a young child and he graduated from Rock Island High in 1952. Following high school Harvey enlisted in the Air Force. After his honorable discharge he returned to Rock Island and married Donna Liske, the love of his life, on September 15, 1956. The couple raised their family in the Quad Cities area. They also started and ran several businesses over the years including the Italian Village restaurant, Yum Yum Barn, and the Gallery of Lights. Harvey loved to spend time with his family, tell stories, build and remodel houses, boat, draw, and work in his businesses.

Those left to cherish his loving memories include his wife of 59 years Donna Liske Fest of West Des Moines, IA; his children Harvey III & Candy (Morrow) Fest of Athens, Alabama, and their children Tyler and Allison, Brian & Diane (Killeen) Fest of West Des Moines, IA, and their children Sabrina and Austin, and Daun Fest & Georgia McPeak of Nairobi, Kenya; sister Margaret Fest Miller (husband Dale); and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 4430 114th St. Urbandale, Iowa, 50322 or Mercy Hospice, 1055 6th Ave. Des Moines, Iowa, 50314.

Celebrate Life Iowa Funeral and Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Harvey Jr., and his family. 515-689-5522