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.