Obits – Anthony Albers
Anthony Albers, age 87, of Glencoe, Minn., passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with interment at Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.
Fr. Anthony Stubeda officiated. Mary Ann Thalmann was the organist, Shari Templin ws the song leader, and soloists were Jodana Ama Albers (“Amazing Grace”) and Lawrence Biermann (“Now The Light Has Gone Away”). Music selections were “Here I Am Lord,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Song Of Farewell,” “Prayer of St. Francis.”
Casket Bearers: Fern Albers, Garth Albers, Gary Albers, Chris Larson, Corey Larson, Jodana Ama Albers, Kelcey Albers, Kaitlyn Raye Albers, Ian Anthony Albers.
Anthony Raymond Albers was born on Nov. 23, 1924, in Glencoe. He was the youngest of seven children of Herman and Theresia (Adams) Albers. Anthony was baptized as an infant, and later received the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation in the Catholic faith at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe and was a graduate of Stevens Seminary High School with the Class of 1942.
On June 14, 1947, Anthony was united in marriage to Muriel Winter at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe. This marriage was blessed with four children, Antonia, Fern, Garth and Gary. The couple made their home near Glencoe. Anthony and Muriel shared nearly 59 years of marriage, until Muriel passed away on Feb. 1, 2006.
Anthony was hard working, which started already when his father died tragically when he was only 8 years old. One of his favorite things to do was hunt pheasants and quite often his mother would ask him to shoot a couple of pheasants for supper. He owned and operated a farm southeast of Glencoe and that occupied most of his time, but he always found time for his faith. Anthony was a faithful member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, serving there as altar boy, usher, part of the Men’s Group, and was a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter member of the Glencoe FFA Chapter and a co-captain of the Glencoe football team.
Anthony enjoyed playing cards, hunting, and going for drives with Muriel. He had a great sense of humor, never complained and was selfless. Anthony’s family was his priority and he especially cherished the time spent with his family.
Anthony passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 4 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Anthony is survived by his children: Fern Albers of St. Louis Park, Minn., Garth Albers and his wife, Peggy, of Deer Creek, Minn., Gary Albers and his wife, Chellie, of Cologne, Minn.; grandchildren: Christopher Larson (special friend, Tracy Trnka), Corey Larson (special friend, Tashina), Jodana Ama Albers, Kelcey Albers, Kaitlyn Raye Albers, Ian Anthony Albers; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Santee; step-grandchildren: David, Ashley, Justin/Desiree; step-great-grandchildren: Brent, Brenden, Hailey, Ayden, Dylan and Victor; step-great-great-grandchild Adele; brothers and sisters-in-law: Orville Winter, Kenneth Boerner, Monica Albers, Lila Albers; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anthony is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Theresia Albers; wife, Muriel Albers; daughter, Antonia Albers; brothers, Norbert, Henry, Maxmillian and Herman Albers; sisters, Helen Lynum and Rosemary Seguin.
The family invited everyone to the luncheon at the church basement immediately following the graveside service.
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.