Harry W. Bernahl (1930 - 2013)


Harry W. Bernahl, 82, of Altamont, died at 3:24 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. Jason Rensner officiating. Burial was in Immanuel Cemetery in Altamont, with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 120, VFW Post 1769 and DAV Chapter 7, all of Effingham. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Bernahl was born on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1930, in Altamont, the son of Martin and Maria Klitzing Bernahl. He and his wife, Kathryn M. Bernahl, were married on March 22, 1952, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tuscola; she died on Feb. 18, 2005.
Survivors include daughters, Debbie and her husband Mike Steele of Paducah, Ky., and Lori Haywood and significant other Todd Steiner of Altamont.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 7 to Oct. 16, 2013