Al Stephen Unger, 93, of McCook, Neb., died Thursday November 5, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
He was born March 29, 1916, in Herndon, Kansas to Andrew and Thersia Unger.
He was a 1934 graduate of St. Mary's in Herndon.
He married Margery Dorothy Bahl on Aug. 28, 1944, in Portland, Ore. She preceded him in death April 13, 2005.
Al was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeannie Milligan and her husband Tom of Shawnee, Kansas, one granddaughter, Teresa, her husband Jeff Burton of Dallas and two great granddaughters, Alyssa and Madison.
He was preceded in death by one infant son, Matthew, three brothers, Father Joseph Unger, Andrew and Matthew Unger and five sisters, Mary Hutfles, Susan Murphy, Sister Ann Unger, Florence Hogen, Veronica Roberts, and his parents.
Al was the owner of a grocery in several locations in Benkelman, Portland, Ore., and McCook before becoming the owner and proprietor of Al's Army Store of McCook in the late 1950s. He was an outstanding entrepreneur who was ahead of his time, pioneering discount retail business practices that impacted the McCook community for many years.
He still managed time to fish and boat with family and friends at his cabin in Cambridge.
Al's sense of humor and unique outlook on life was enjoyed by everyone that knew him.
Memorials are suggested to McCook YMCA.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until time of rosary. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2009 at the Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.