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Harry Bargholz age 85 of Wayne

Posted: 11 April, 2011

Services for Harry Bargholz age 85 of Wayne will be held Friday 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. He died Sunday at a Sioux City Hospital.

Visitation: With Family Present Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Interment: Military Rites Greenwood Cemetery Wayne
Memorials:  Greenwood Cemetery Association and Lutheran Youth Fellowship
In loving memory 

(Age 85)  Harry Bargholz   (of Wayne)
July 23, 1925                   Wayne, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
April 10, 2011                   Sioux City, Iowa
(At a Sioux City Hospital )
A Christian Service
Grace Lutheran Church Wayne, Nebraska
Friday        10:30 a.m.         April 15, 2011
Rev. Carl Lilienkamp
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”  “Rock Of Ages”
“How Great Thou Art”                  “Amazing Grace”
Bonnadell Koch
Duane Bargholz   Randal Bargholz   Bruce Frevert  
Terry Gilliland      John Geewe      Terry Henschke
Military Rites
Greenwood Cemetery   Wayne, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Homes
Visitation:     Thursday 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home  Wayne With Family Present.
Greenwood Cemetery Association 
and Lutheran Youth Fellowship
     Harry Emil Bargholz was born July 23, 1925 in Wayne County to Frank L.C. and Tena (Hammer) Bargholz.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Redeemer Church on West First Street in Wayne.  Harry attended country school District #2.  At the age of 17, Harry went to work on the Carl Frevert farm, leaving after corn picking to enter the U.S. Army on December 18, 1944 at Leavenworth, KS.  He started training at Camp Hood, TX, later reporting to Fort Mead, MD.  He was in the V-E Day Parade May 8, 1945 in Washington, D.C. which was also President Truman’s birthday.  Due to the victory in Europe, he traveled for 4 ½ days by train to Camp Stoneman, CA.  This was one of the longest trains to go across the U.S.  On May 25, 1945, he left Camp Stoneman on the S.S. Sea Corporal for a 25 day trip to Manila.  Harry joined the 43rd Infantry Division and later boarded the S.S. Brookings. Once the convoy was assembled they left for Japan.  Upon arrival in Japan September 13, 1945, Harry joined the 1st Cavalry.   In September of 1946, he left on the Christopher Green Up headed for Lawton, WA.  Next he moved to Fort Lewis, WA where he took a train to Portland, OR and then on to Fremont, arriving home on October 17, 1946.  Harry was discharged on November 30, 1946.  Harry received the Army of Occupation Medal, the Philippines Liberation Medal, with one Bronze Service Star, Victory Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Medal.  He was a squad leader and corporal.  During his military service, he was in 3 world capitals, Washington D.C. Manila, Philippines, and Tokyo, Japan and saw President Truman, former President, Hoover, MacArthur  and other military leaders of the United States and other countries. Harry married Verna Mae Meier October 17, 1950 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne.  The couple farmed southeast of Wayne.  Harry raised cattle, hogs, chickens, and milked cows.  He raised corn, beans, oats, and had alfalfa.  Also, he was the school district #8 secretary for 9 years and served as telephone secretary for line 15 for 20 years.  His wife, Verna Mae, developed health problems in the 1960’s and was diagnosed with MS.  He and their daughter, Judy, cared for her for the next 25 years.  
     Harry is survived by his daughter, Judy (Jerry) Kruger of Wayne; one granddaughter, Anna; one sister-in-law, Arlene Bargholz of Wayne; nieces and nephews.
    Harry was preceded in death by his father, Frank in 1980; mother, Tena in 1991; brothers, Arthur in 1989, and Elmer in 1999; wife, Verna Mae in 1994.
    Harry’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall following the committal service.

302 NORTH LINCOLN STREET                   
WAYNE, NEBRASKA 68787   (402)-375-3100   FAX (402)-375-2900

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