Harry W. Bernahl (82) of Altamont


Published on October 4 2013 8:25 am

Harry W. Bernahl, 82, of Altamont, died at 3:24 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 7, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Jason Rensner officiating. Burial with military rites provided by the American Legion Post #120, V.F.W.  Post #1769 and D.A.V. Chapter #7 all of Effingham, will follow at Immanuel Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center or the donor’s choice.

Harry was born on Sunday, December 7, 1930 in Altamont, IL to Martin and Maria (Klitzing) Bernahl. He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force. He married Kathryn M. Bernahl on March 22, 1952 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tuscola, IL and she preceded him in death on February 18, 2005. He had retired from Contel where he had been a Superivsor. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont and the Pioneer Club.

Harry is survived by his daughters, Debbie Steele and her husband Mike of Paducah, Kentucky and Lori Haywood and her significant other Todd Steiner of Altamont, nieces, Linda and Sharon, sister-in-law, Betty Bernahl of Sycamore, IL, daughter-in-law, Debbie Bernahl of Altamont, ten grandchildren; Brad Corder and his wife Jill of Troy, IL, Mandi Banks and her husband Kevin of Altamont, Greg Corder, Jeff Bernahl and his wife Vicki, Jenny Bernahl and her friend Nathan Wendling, Jess Bernahl, Johanna Haywood, Brandon Haywood, Justin Haywood, and Krista Hall all of Altamont and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Robert Bernahl and brother, Louis Bernahl.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com