Name: Frederick John "Fred" Albers, Jr. Age: 89 Address: Litchfield, IL
Died: Monday, November 19, 2018, 8:19 am Place: Salem Township Hospital, Salem, IL
Born: February 19, 1929 Place: St. Louis, MO
Father: the late: Frederick John Albers, Sr. Mother: the late: Esther Schrage Albers
Spouse: the late: Joan Evelyn McDermontt Albers died November 19, 2014
Date of Marriage: November 17, 1949
Place of Marriage: Pocahontas, Arkansas
Schooling: attended Granite City Grade School and graduated from Granite City High School with the Class of 1946.
Church: Zion Lutheran Church, Litchfield, Illinois
Military; A member of the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict with the rank of GMM2. He received the Navy Occupation Service Ribbon with European Clasp and Korean Service Ribbon with Two Stars.
Occupation: Welder for Union Electric, St. Louis for 26 years, retiring in 1988, at 16 he worked for Granite City Steel and later worked for Shell Oil Company, Woodriver Illinois.
Organizations: Former Post District Commander of VFW. Life member of VFW Post 5790, Yuurkovich-Beck American Legion Post 594 and the AMVETS Post 55
Interests: Loved taking his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren down to the creek. He was a renowned sausage maker, and a lifetime outdoorsman who loved gardening, farming, fishing, and hunting.
Survivors: 4 Sons: Dale "Kim" Albers of Mt Olive, IL // John (Terri) Albers of Bismarck, IL // Tim (Trudy) Albers of Staunton, IL // Tom (Deborah) Albers of Tualatin, OR.// 2 Daughters: Roberta Albers of Mt. Olive, IL // Martha (Joe) Karlovic of Mt. Olive, IL // 1 Sister: Mildred Schubert of Granite City, IL // Grandchildren: Crystal (Nathan) Remer // Jason (Angela Gray) Albers // Jessica (Ben) McCormick // Abby Albers // Sarah Albers // Cassie Albers // Jake Albers // Chloe Albers // Joyce (David) Schoen // // Eric (Stacy) Karlovic // Abby, Gabby, & Maddy Gray 7 Great-Grandchildren: Asher, Charlie, Henry, Nichlolas, Lilly, Darby and Brooke.
Preceded in Death: Wife, Joan Evelyn McDermontt // Parents, John Frederick & Esther Schrage Albers // 1 Son, Kenneth Albers
Graveside Service and Burial: 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 23, 2018 Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Olive, IL
Lunch: following service VFW Hall Mt. Olive, IL
Visitation; 10:30 until the time of service.
Clergy: Reverend Fred Kraemer
Music: Ernie Thomack will sing "Amazing Grace" at graveside.
Pallbearers: Sons: Dale, John, Tim & Tom Albers, Grandsons: Jason & Jake Albers, Eric Karlovic. Great Grandson Nicholas Braash, Honorary Pallbearers: Ronald & Gregg Schubert
Military Rites: will be performed at graveside by the Mt. Olive Veterans, Ron Hubert and Lavern Rosenthal will fold the flag, Ron Hubert will present it to his daughter Roberta. Ray Slapak and Frank Gill will serve as Honor Guard. Ernie Thomack will play taps and sing "God Bless America".
Memorials: Zion Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund, Litchfield, Illiniois
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.