Alberta L. "Bert" Harding

  • Born: June 12, 1928
  • Died: November 18, 2015
  • Location: Lone Tree, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alberta L. "Bert" Harding, 87, of Lone Tree, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Pioneer Place in Lone Tree.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Coralville, where visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday. Burial at the Lone Tree Cemetery will follow a reception that will be held at the church following the funeral services on Saturday. Memorial donations can be made in Bert's memory to First Christian Church @ 900 Lincolnshire Place, Coralville, IA 52241 or Iowa City Hospice @ 1025 Wade Street, Iowa City, IA 52240. Online condolences may be sent for Bert's family through the web @

Alberta Lou Vining was born June 12, 1928, in Aurora, Nebraska the daughter of Louis and Mae Vining. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. Later she received her degree in Interior Design Technology, graduating with honors from Kirkwood Community College in 1986. Even before she earned her degree, she was doing interior design work for Pat Harding Construction Company, and for years she worked for Hamm's Hearth and Home in Iowa City.

Bert was a longtime member of First Christian Church, Iowa City Women's Auxiliary, Homebuilders Association and numerous other organizations and involvements over the years. She enjoyed so much in life, traveling around the world with her family, cooking for family and friends, family history, and line dancing. She liked to dance, and to share her passion of dancing with everyone. But most of all, she loved her family and friends. A more devoted friend, mother, grandmother, and great grand-mother would be hard to find!

Her family includes her late husband of over 67 years, Ronald "Pat"; their children, Ron Harding Jr. (Mary) of Chandler, AZ; Robert Harding (Sara) of Platteville, WI; Suzanne Galea (John) of Terra Haute, IN; Cathleen Chapman (Art) of Lone Tree, IA; and Richard Harding of Waimea, Kauai; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, Bert's brother, Lou Vining and sister, Louise Jacobsen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Pat.