Harold Tasker, 87, Albert Lea

Published 9:04 am Thursday, March 28, 2013

Funeral Services for Harold “Harry” L. Tasker, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Allan Stoa will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest

Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before services at the church.

Harold Tasker

Harold Tasker

Harry died peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at his home. He was 87.

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He was born on Feb. 2, 1926, in Albert Lea, the son of L.E. and Lillian M. (Voltz) Tasker.

Harry attended Albert Lea Public Schools and then served the country in the Merchant Marines.

He married Martha J. Haines on Oct. 11, 1947, in Glenville.

Harry had been employed at Wilson & Co. as a pipefitter for 37 1/2 years before retiring.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

Harry had served as a Boy Scouts leader for more than 10 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He enjoyed being in the “camping club” and was a Friends of the Woods volunteer at Nerstrand State Park.

He loved his visits with the retirees from the Union Center group.

Harry is survived by his wife, Martha, of Albert Lea; children, Tom (Donna) Tasker of Camp Verde, Ariz., David (Cheryl) Tasker of Diamondhead, Miss., Kathy (Kevin) Dail of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Christa (Brad) Layman, Julie (Eric) Bromwell, Jimmy (Cheri) Battise, George (Jenae) Battise, Dustin Tasker, Danielle Tasker, Mandy (Jessey) Shipman, Kira Meza, Briana (Jules) Boot, Whitney Tasker, Sarah Dail, Josh (Shanna) Waites, Marybeth (Chris) Bolton, Rachel Waites and Jennifer Waites; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Betty) Tasker of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Myrtle Howard and Cora Anderson; and a brother, William Tasker.

Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran building fund or the youth at The Rock.