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Harry W. Palu

Harry W. Palu, 88, of Loup City, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Palu was born on May 24, 1924, on the family farm northeast of Loup City, the son of Walter and Johanna (Zielinski) Paluch. He was united in marriage to Madeline D. Kuszak on May 20, 1947, at Loup City. He is survived by his wife, Madeline of Loup City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Jan Palu of Grand Island and Terry and Yvonne Palu of Loup City; and one brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Marian Palu of Loup City. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Alan Palu of Casper, WY, Clint and Terri Palu of Alda, Carrie and Monty Hurlburt of Arcadia, Dori and Mike Dorsey of Loup City, Kayla Palu of Oconto and Tanner Palu of Loup City; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Harry grew up on the family farm and attended Sherman County rural schools. Due to the death of his father, he began farming with his mother at a young age. He served in the United States Army from March 1945 to Nov. 1945. He then returned to the family farm upon his discharge. After he and Madeline were married, they lived in Loup City where he worked at Clem's Bar and Keystone Lumber Company. He then returned to farming south of Loup City, later moving to a farm northwest of Loup City, where he farmed until his retirement. He then worked for the Loup City Sale Barn for several years. Even though he retired, he truly never quit farming. He was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church, where he was a former parish council member and he was also a member of the American Legion Post 48 for many years. Harry enjoyed playing cards and loved going for long drives in the country. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Arnold Palu; and two sisters, Clara Grudzinski and Emily Stobbe. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

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I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Harry passing on. He was always kind and had a twinkle in his eye. . . and his laughter was filled with warmth!!! good memories and thankful he was in the family!!! take care of yourself Madeline and know each day how much you are thought of and loved. . . Christine Placek Jester ;)

Mar 23 2013 4:26 PM

Harry would give his oppinion to you if he thought you needed it. If I asked his oppinion on something and he didn't think I needed it he wouldn't give it to me. When he planted corn he didn't plant it to early he didn't plant it to late he planted when it was time. When he fed his livestock he didn't feed them to little or too much he fed them just what they needed and he fed them on time. I have got to beleive Harry didn't die to young or to early, to late or to old he died when he was ready and he died on time. Been blessed to have known Harry. My thoughts are with you Terry and Madelene. Tom Obermiller Arcadia Nebraska

Mar 17 2013 10:26 AM

I am so saddened to hear that Harry passed. I enjoyed working with him so much in Kearney during the fall of 2011. My prayers are with all of his family! Sending my love and hugs!

Kassidy Kuszak Mar 15 2013 10:27 AM

Dear Madeline and Family,I am so very sorry to hear about Harry. I looked at his picture online and cried for the good old days. You were two of our favorite relatives--always so nice and so much fun! Today was Dick's birthday--hopefully he and Harry are hanging out together in heaven! Please take care...... Much love, Joani

Mar 14 2013 10:00 PM

Expressing our sincere sympathy for your great loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Cherish all the memories!!

Jack & Elaine VanSlyke Mar 14 2013 9:11 AM

We always enjoyed seeing & visiting with Uncle Harry. Hugs to you Aunt Madeline & family. Will be thinking of you Tuesday. Love Gary & Shari

Mar 12 2013 11:51 AM

We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Uncle Harry. Hugs to you Aunt Madeline & family. Will be thinking of you Tuesday. Much love - Gary & Shari

Mar 12 2013 11:38 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. May God give you strength and peace.Psalm 29:11

Mar 12 2013 5:22 AM

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Lon said what a good neighbor he was, and I'm sure you'll miss his wisdom and presence when advuce is needed. I wish I could talk to my folks every once in awhile, when I need guidance. God be with you. Lonnie & Betty Fletcher

Mar 11 2013 6:17 PM

Lots of Love and Prayers for the whole family !! His strong but gentle spirit and laugh will be missed by many !!

Mike & Vicki Palu Mar 11 2013 12:58 PM

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