Harvey Earl Colwell
Harvey Earl Colwell, 60, of Shumway, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at his home.
Private family services will be held. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL is assisting the family.
Memorials may be made to the Effingham County Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Harvey was the third of six children born to Donald and Margretta (Turnipseed) Colwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Dale Colwell.
Harvey is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Martha Colwell of Shumway; brothers, Wayne (Connie) Colwell of Newton and Danny (Heather) Colwell of Olney; and sisters, Melody (James) Boggs of Trenton, MI and Donna Colwell of Murphysboro.
Harvey served his country in the United States Navy. He worked nearly 40 years in the computer IT industry. The last several years he ran his own IT business, Quality Networks, serving the Effingham area. He had a passion for nature and wildlife which he shared with his wife. Harvey also enjoyed beekeeping.
Published on February 17, 2020


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Robin Hedge
Feb 18, 2020
So sorry to hear about this, I just find out at the library today. I am sure you are heartbroken, i was wandering why i had not been seeing you. He seemed very nice when i met him. Gone too soon for sure. I hope you are able to have peace in your life very soon.
Sheila Page
Feb 18, 2020
The time I got to meet and spend with Harvey I could tell he was a sweet man. My heart is broken for you Martha...I know you loved him very much.
Cindy Aukamp
Feb 18, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing! I really liked working with him on projects he helped with at Irwin Seating Company. He was super intelligent but yet humble and patient. I wish there were more people like Harvey on this earth. My condolences to his family.