Albert G. Harder, 84, died Oct. 7, 2004 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Denver, Colo., to George J. and Emma (Honstien) Harder. He attended several schools in Colorado and Nebraska. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1938 and attended Grand Island School of Business. He was employed by the CB&Q Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroad for almost 47 years. He retired as a conductor in August of 1985.
On June 16, 1942, he married Erma L. Damrow in Benkelman.
He entered the U.S. Army June 23, 1942, serving in Company "M" 7th Reg. 3rd Infantry Division. He was later transferred to the 534th APU in Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 29, 1945.
Albert was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, U.T.U. Retirees, the McCook Elk's Lodge and the McCook Masonic Lodge No. 135.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emma Harder; daughter, Lynn Kay Harder; two brothers, Elmer and Wilbert Harder; and two sisters, Elma McDonald and Dorothy O'Brien.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Harder of McCook; two sons, Wilbert Harder and wife, Carol, of Aberdeen, S.D., and Gale Harder and wife, Shirley, of Marshall, Wis.; sister, Lucille Harley of Salem, Ore.; one brother, George Harder of Americus, Kan.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are Wednesday,10:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church with Steve King officiating. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell at 2 p.m.
There will be no public visitation. Friends may sign the book at the funeral home or go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the First Congregational Church.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.