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Harvey L. Meade
(06-26-1952 - 03-12-2021)

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Harvey L. Meade, 68, of Fulton, formerly of Fox River Grove, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Iowa City Va Hospital. He was born on June 26, 1952 in Hibbing, MN the son of Harvey G. & Irma M. (McLeod) Meade.

Harvey grew up in Elgin, graduating from Elgin High School class of 1970. He Joined the United States Marine Corp serving after the Vietnam War. After serving his country he entered a career in law enforcement becoming a police officer working in Fox River Grove and Barrington Hills moving up the ranks. Later in his career he moved to Abingdon where he became the Chief of Police then moving to Fulton and finishing his career in 2000 as the Chief of Police. Harvey was a family man who always thought of his family first up until his last day. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Diana M. (Rodewald) Meade; daughters: Dawn (Richard) Hatch and Cherie (Paul) Varzino; grandchildren: Brittany (Jeffrey) Bussan, Zachary, Katelyn, Samantha, Matthew and Erin Hatch; one great grandson Cameron; 3 sisters: Marie Skaar, Barbara McLean and Linda VonEssen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Ryan Hatch and brothers Jim and Thomas Meade.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will follow at Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Iowa City VA in Harvey’s honor www.volunteer.va.gov. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfmilyfuneralservices.com. 

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