Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Albers, age 79 of Kenosha, Wisconsin and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Clare Bridge Memory Care Center in Kenosha.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services.
Betty was born on May 2, 1935 in Laurel, Nebraska to Herman William and Anna Frances (Dendinger) Kalin. She spent her childhood in Laurel and later in Coleridge, Nebraska. When her father died in 1946 her mother moved the family to Hartington where she graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1953. Betty married Roger William Albers on October 20, 1953 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. They purchased a farm west of Hartington and lived there for almost 50 years. Betty kept house and worked alongside Roger on the farm until her youngest daughter, Sheila, started school. She then worked for the ACS Office in Hartington and later as a secretary at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton for 25 years. When her health began to fail in 2008 she moved to Racine, Wisconsin to be near her daughter, Debbie. In 2009 she became a resident of the Clare Bridge Memory Care Center in Kenosha.
Betty loved traveling, camping, fishing, bowling and singing. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Guild, Perpetual Adoration, Christian Mothers and was a former member of the Holy Trinity Choir.
Betty is survived by four daughters, Debbie and Dr. James Tierney of Racine, Wisconsin; Denise and Kevin Miller of Wayne, Nebraska; Cheryl and Barry Buschelman of North Liberty, Iowa; Sheila Bigner of Greenville, South Carolina; 10 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, 2 brothers, Bill Kalin of Blair, Nebraska; Larry and Bonnie Kalin of Omaha; and a brother-in-law, Norm Mabeus of Warsaw, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roger, on February 10, 2005 at the age of 73, a sister, Janet Mabeus and a sister-in-law Ann Kalin.
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Please know how much we care and love your family. As Betty now rejoices in heaven, we are just so thankful she was in our lives.
Jack and Karen
Deb, Denise, Sheri, Sheila,
Had alot of good times with you and your mom.Our thoughts and prayers
are with you and your families.
The Pautler Family
Dear Albers Girls,
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of all of you and your parents. May God be with you,
Darla (Wakeley) Nelson
Bill and Skip sorry to hear of sister Betty passing away.
May the Good Lord be with you and keep the good memories in your hearts.
Beverly (Meyer) Freng
Deb, Denise, Sheri & Sheila,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort.
Ken & Mary Thunker
Debbie, Denise, Sheri and Sheila --
thinking of you and remembering your mom's infectious laugh! May she rest
Roger & Rose Koch
All the memories made together with your parents while we lived in
Hartington just came flooding back! I'm sure there's a camper spot in
Heaven for Betty's enjoyment. Hugs to you all!
Norm and Jan Custer
we have so many good memories of times spent
with your folks - the births of babies, summer time visits with the
grandchildren, weddings, travel time on sports weekends with family -do
remember betty for her caretaking - will miss the good times.
Don & Darlene Miller
We will miss the births of grandchildren, summer trips with
grandchildren, weddings and traveling with roger and betty to sports
weekends. They worked hard but also knew how to have a fun time.
Don & Darlene Miller
will miss roger and betty for the time spent at births, summertime
trips with grandchildren, weddings and traveling to sports weekends.
they worked hard, and also had fun
don & darlene miller
so sad to hear of the loss of your Mom. She used to visit me when I worked at the visitor center for the Corps at the lake. She was such a kind person. May she rest in peace.
Carol Ryan (Thoene)
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