Harvey D. Mills, the son of Don and Preshie (Smith) Littler, was born on March 5, 1939, in Crete, Nebraska. At a young age, Harvey’s parents divorced. Preshie and the boys moved to Washington. When Preshie was united in marriage to Jess Mills, he adopted Harvey and his brother, Jimmy. In 1953, the family moved to Tarkio, Missouri.

Harvey attended Tarkio High School, Tarkio, graduating in 1958. On January 11, 1962, Harvey served his country in the United States Army, receiving his honorable discharge on December 9, 1963.

Harvey was formerly married to Judy Willis and Nancy Shipley. In 1984, Harvey was united in marriage to Kyra (Rengstorf) Bachle and became stepfather, helping raise her two sons.

Harvey worked as a farm hand for a short time, before being employed by Missouri Beef Packers, Phelps City, Missouri, for 10 years. He then was employed by Eaton Corporation, Shenandoah, Iowa, where he worked in heat treat for 24 years. Harvey loved watching any sports event at any level of competition. He was an athlete and enjoyed playing sports, especially golf. He loved life and people. Harvey will be missed by many.

Harvey passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, at his home in Tarkio at the age of 82.

Besides his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by brother, James Mills; sister, Barbara Erwin; and nephew, David Joesting. Survivors include wife, Kyra Mills, Tarkio; sons, Andrew and Peter (Henriette) Bachle; grandsons, Shawn, Trevor, Landon, and Tim; sister, Darlene (Kenneth) Joesting; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Erwin, David (Cheryl) Rengstorf, and Roxann (Robert) Albrecht; nephews, Steve (Julie) Joesting, Jon (Sheila) Erwin, and Donnie (Jamie) Erwin; great-nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Open visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, conducted by Rev. Glenn Scott. Interment will be at Prairie Hill Cemetery, Tarkio. Military rites will be under the auspices of Allen-Schiffern American Legion Post #199, Tarkio. Memorials may be directed to county schools booster clubs. Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.