Harold Englert, 84

Harold L. Englert, 84, of North Platte, passed away March 27, 2012. He was born Dec. 3, 1927, to Lewis and Emma (Heins) Englert at Lodgepole. He grew up in Dunning, before entering the service at age 18. He served as a member of the U.S. Army in WWII from 1946 to 1948. He was recalled to serve in the Korean Conflict from October 1950 to 1951, spending his time in Korea and Japan. He received a WWII Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal in Japan.He married Veronica A. Green June 2, 1952, at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. To this union two children were born; a daughter, Genevieve, and a son, Dwight. Harold and Veronica lived at Dunning for two years before moving to Grand Island in 1954. They lived in Grand Island four years then moved to Golden, Colo., where they lived 18 years before moving to North Platte in 1973.Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Emma and Lewis Englert, and one sister, Genevieve Englert. He is survived by his wife, Veronica; his daughter, Genevieve (Darrell) Billings-ley; his son, Dwight (Pam) Englert; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.A memorial has been established to the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Mass of Christian Burial was March 30, 2012, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father James Novakowski as celebrant. Burial was at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with military honors graveside. Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte was in charge of arrangements.Published in Custer County Chief, April 5, 2012