Harvey O. Hobart, October 21, 1936 - November 17, 2020

Harvey O. Hobart
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Harvey O. Hobart, age 84 of Altoona passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Dove Healthcare West in Eau Claire.

Harvey was born on October 21, 1936 to Orsen and Eva Hobart where they lived in Whitehall, WI.  He eventually made his way to Union Grove, WI with his beautiful wife Betty.  They had two sons, Terry and Tim.  They spent many happy years there.

Harvey owned a garage with his brother, Roger.  In order to provide for his family, Harvey would take on odd jobs especially around Christmas time.  Harvey was a kid at heart.  His boys would get up on Saturdays excited to watch cartoons but would find their father already tuned in.

Harvey “Uncle Banana Nose” may have been a stubborn man but he loved his family and friends.  He would love to sit outside for hours and joke with the neighbors.   You could tell he liked you by how he picked on you.  He will be greatly missed.

Harvey is survived by his son Tim, 12 grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents his wife Betty, son Terry and brothers and sister.

Tim would like to thank the many people at Dove Healthcare West for the great care and love you gave him.

Private family services will take place at a later date with burial in the Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


  1. Shelly Schulte November 29, 2020

    Your dad was a great guy. I got to know him at Dove where my dad Marty was as well, until he passed away earlier this year. It always put a smile on my face when I got to chat with Harvey...either soaking up the sunshine outside or scooting around the halls. I'm really sorry for your loss..may God comfort you at this difficult tjme.

  2. Peggy Flaskrud November 25, 2020

    Tim so sorry to see your dad passed. I did not see him since the end of Feb. because he was sick when I was there then the pandemic hit. I thought of him often. Will miss sing out his name and then him calling out mine. I have seen so many of my friends, resident have passed since I have been there since March. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Bobbi Jo Toy November 21, 2020

    It is never easy to lose a parent or a grandparent, a brother or a friend. My mother thought it was very special that you would bring your dad to coffee. I think it’s special how much you cared about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Tim. Bobbi Jo and Wilma Toy-Hodges

  4. Emilee Fenske November 20, 2020

    Harvey was such a fun spirited man; his witty comments and jokes always made my day! He will be missed so dearly by so many. My sincerest condolences.

  5. Wanita Lane-Patko November 20, 2020

    So sorry for your loss Tim, never heard him called Uncle Banana Nose, he was always and forever be "Mr. Food" to our family.

  6. Jayne Christensen November 19, 2020

    Our sympathy to Tim and Stephanie and the rest of Harvey's family. Here's to a great Thanksgiving with Betty and Terry, Harvey. You will be missed here.
    Jerry and Jayne Christensen

  7. Tonya Shakal November 19, 2020

    Harvey will be greatly missed. Always made us smile and laugh.