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  Crookston - Harvey J. Mercil, 90, of Villa St. Vincent Apartments, Crookston, died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes, where he had resided for the past three months.
 A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, June 13, at Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, Crookston, with Father Robert Schreiner officiating, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Crookston. 
   Harvey was born in Gentilly on July 31, 1914, to the late Amie and Delia (Cote) Mercil of Gentilly.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gentilly. Harvey grew up and attended school in Gentilly.
  In his early years, Harvey was a cheese-maker in Brooks and Red Lake Falls and also worked for Wilcox Furniture, Red Lake Falls.  In 1961, he purchased and operated the Deep Rock Gas Station in Red Lake Falls, which later became Phillips 66 and then Mobil.
  On October 20, 1936, Harvey was united in marriage to Mabel Cota.
  He is survived by daughter, Diane (Louis) Seidl of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Darrel (Susan) of Pelican Rapids and Wayne (Kathy) of Fargo, N.D.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Maria (Morris) Reopelle of Thief River Falls.
  Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel; two grandchildren; his parents; and a sister, Maybelle (LaChance).