Albert E. Karg, 94, of Ogallala, NE, passed away on July 8, 2023, at Perkins County Hospital in Grant.
Albert was born on March 7, 1929, in Sterling, CO, to Conrad and Lydia (Schott) Karg. He graduated from Merino High School in CO with the class of 1947.
In 1949, Albert married Betty June Jones, and together they were blessed with two children, Kenneth and Kathryn.
In November 1961, Albert married Hazel Joan Imhoff, and their union brought two daughters, Cheryl and Patti. The family made their home in Merino, CO, where he farmed and ranched. In 1970 the family moved to Champion, NE, and continued farming and raising cattle. Then in 1990, they moved to Ogallala, NE, where he continued to feed cattle till his retirement.
Albert was kind and caring to everyone he met. No one was a stranger. He would strike up a conversation, sharing the good news of God with anyone, even nurses and doctors, at his visits. He wanted to make sure everyone was adopted into the family of God and to know where they were going when they died. He was always available to lend a helping hand to his family, church, and community.
He was a tremendously hard worker and had a great zest for life. He had a distinct laugh that was both memorable and had the power to put a smile on the faces of others. His ornery smile spoke volumes about his sense of humor. You always knew when he was in the room. He loved his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. His loving character and contagious laugh will be one to remember.
Albert was known for his large hands. They were strong hands of a lifelong worker, yet gentle hands of a father and the tender hands of a grandpa and great-grandpa. Praying hands of a man who loved God and trusted in His plan.
Albert was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, and his second wife, Hazel "Joan," along with his two brothers, Victor and Jerry Karg. Survivors include his children, Kenneth (Sharon) Karg of Haxtun, CO, Kathryn Davison of Pocatello, ID, Cheryl (Mark) Fischer of Jackson, WY, and Patti Kraus of Brule, NE and her boyfriend Stan Knowles of Fleming, CO; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter, along with many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to Gideon's International in memory of Albert. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 10:30 am at New Hope Church in Ogallala, NE, with Pastor Matt Waitley and Pastor Jim Karg officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Ogallala Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday from 2 pm until 6 pm at Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala, NE.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.