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July 1, 2016
Harvey Ratzlaff, retired ASAC, GPR, St. Paul, MN, passed away June 29, 2016.
The following is his obituary published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
- Hartvey Walter Ratzlaff, age 68, beloved son, husband, father, friend, Opa to a lucky few, passed away June 29, 2016 at his home near Cannon Falls, MN. He was born March 5, 1948 in Mpls the first of 8 children. In 1972, he married Karen Mittelstaedt. Harvey was an investigator for the USDA, retiring as Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the St. Paul OIG office. He enjoyed furniture making, golf, epic motorcycle adventures, and maple syruping. Harvey had a quick wit and a twinkle in his eye, quickly making new friends into old ones. He is survived by his father, Harvey Calvin Ratzlaff (Gladys); wife Karen; daughter, Lara (Steven); son, Benjamin (Heather); grandchildren, Linnea, Orion, and Harvey; sisters, Margaret, Judith, Janice, Denise; brothers, Charles and Kristopher; many nieces, nephews & friends. Predeceased by mother, Doris Blomquist (Engelking); and brother, Paul Jeffrey Ratzlaff. Celebration of Harvey's life will take place July 10, 2016 at his home.