Harvard C. Jendersee
Wednesday, April 3, 1940
Date of Death:
Sunday, February 5, 2023
82 years old
Harvard C. Jendersee
Harvard Carl Jendersee – Rochester
The memorial service for Harvard Carl Jendersee will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 11:00AM at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Anjanette Bandel officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30AM until 11:00AM prior to the service, at the church. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elkton, MN at a later date.
Harvard died of cancer at 2:04AM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 after a fearless year-long battle. He spent the end of his life at Season’s Hospice House with his son KC by his side.
Harvard was born on April 3, 1940 in South Dakota to William and Alma Jendersee. He was raised in Elkton, MN on a farm with three brothers Don, Mel, and Duane. Life was sports, working hard, and especially Peggy Twitchell, the love of his life, whom he married on August 16, 1959.
Harvard loved to work hard at everything he did. He had a successful IBM career, was owner of the The Little Store, and was owner of the old Cow-Town lot that he turned into an impressive building for business rentals. There were plenty of lawns to mow and a very large garden to take care of. Being the father of five kids kept him and his wife very busy indeed. Harvard also loved to enjoy life. Hunting deer and pheasants, fishing for Salmon, Walleye and Northerns, and especially golf… which he excelled at! He could also be found snowmobiling, traveling, socializing, and cut’n a rug on the dance floor at every social event.
Harvard is survived by his children Kellie (Mike) of Lindstrom, MN, KC of Rochester, Kammi of Rochester, Kyle of Naples, FL, 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by wife Peggy, daughter Kori, two grandchildren, parents, and two brothers.
Macken Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com
The family of Harvard C. Jendersee has received the following condolences.
Sorry for the family’s loss. Harv was a great guy . I worked for him at the Little Store . He will be missed by many .
Harv was a friend. I played considerable amounts of golf with him and learned early on he was a very good golfer in spite of a bad swing. When a unit came up in Sunnyshores he lobbied hard for me to buy it. Should have listened to him. Great walleye fisherman. He will be missed
The Erickson family wish all the Jendersee kids Gods blessings on you all. Our little Oak Park neighborhood always brings a smile thinking of all the kids growing up here. Your parents are proud of you.
I'm so sorry for loss and pray for your comfort in memories 🙏
So Sorry to the Family of Harvard.
Harvard was One of the Good Guys.I was a Classmate thru Grade School and High School. We had a lot of Good Times including High School Sports, Swimming in the Local Creeks and Schwartz Sand Pit.
My sincere condolences to the Jendersee family. I hope your many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
My sincere sympathies in the loss of no your father. He was a wonderful man.
I will miss him greatly.
I am so glad I and Matt got to have such a great visit with your Dad exactly 2 weeks before he passed. We talked about all the Burr Oak days and Little Store days. What a great life we all have had. He was not afraid to die. That should be of Great Comfort to your family. Blessings and Peace to you all. 🙏❤️🙏Jan. K
I don't know where to start or where to stop. I have many years of memories and they're all special. He was one of the greatest men I've known. He was so much more than a boss to me for how many years? He was also a mentor a shoulder to lean on and most of all he was my friend. I have so much love and respect for the entire Jendersee family. I'm willing to bet your Mom and Dad are already dancing. RIP Harv you will be missed by so many!!
The entire Aarhus family sends our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Harv was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. The void will be hard but may you find comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain and has joined the love of his love! Cherish all the memories created!
So sorry for your loss, enjoyed babysitting many years ago for his 3 oldest & him & Peggy told me how to cook deer for supper for the kids. They were a wonderful couple.
Me and my husband Kenny had the privilege of being Harvard’s neighbors in Naples,FL Him and his son Kyle were our friends. We are deeply saddened to hear about his death and battle with cancer. He was a good kind man. Heaven welcomed another 😇 angel. Condolences to his family. Kenny and Sheila Ping
A good man who lived a good life.Rest in peace.