COLUMBUS, Wis. -- Erma L. Harder, 82, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006), at Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus, Wis.
She was born May 5, 1924, in Dundy County to Louis and Emma (Delabar) Damrow.
On June 16, 1942, she married Albert G. Harder at Benkelman.
She was a longtime McCook resident and a member of the First Congregational Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 2004; parents, Louis and Emma Damrow; daughter, Lynn Karon Harder; brothers: Louis Damrow, Bill Damrow, Henry Damrow, Raymond Damrow and Edward Damrow; and sisters: Francie Damrow, Helen Damrow, Fern Keiser, and Anna Brunkhorst.
Survivors include two sons, Wilbert Harder and wife, Carol, of Aberdeen, S.D., and Gale Harder and wife, Shirley, of Marshall, Wis.; sister, Ida Bartels of Wauneta; sister-in-law Lucille Harley of Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church in McCook the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell at 2 p.m.
Visitation is Thursday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home. Condolences may also be shared at on line at www.carpenterbreland.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Erma's name to the First Congregational Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.