Sept. 14, 1919-May 20, 2004
CAMBRIDGE -- Bernard Allen Corder, 84, died Thursday (May 20, 2004) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge.
He was born Sept. 14, 1919, to Donald and Lottie (Decker) Corder in north of Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1939.
He enlisted in the Navy in September 1941 for four years; 2 1/2 years were spent in the South Pacific during World War II.
On Feb. 3, 1945, he married Alta Mae Wiedman. Upon his discharge, he returned to Cambridge and began working for the Bureau of Reclamation. He was the first reservoir superintendent at Medicine Creek Dam, first at Trenton Dam and first at Navajo Dame in New Mexico.
He was a member of the VFW Post No. 1652 of McCook, the Masonic Lodge No. 228 of Bartley AF and AM and the Congregational Church of Cambridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Byron.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Mae; two sons, Barry and wife, Janeale of McCook and Alan and wife, Robin of Chesterton, Ind.; daughter, Julie of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Boyd and his wife, Sue of Omaha; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services are Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge with the Rev. Dana Keener officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.