Funeral services for Werner Albers, 82 of rural Green Isle, were held Tuesday, June 2, from the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, with the Rev. Mark Guthmiller officiating.
Mr. Albers died on May 29, 1998, at Glencoe Area Health Center's long-term care facility.
Organist was Catherine Templin. The congregational hymns were "Just As I Am" and "Be Still My Soul." Soloist Kent Krumwiede sang "The Old Rugged Cross."
Pallbearers were Bradley Oelfke, Douglas Albers, Paul Mathwig, David Albers, Rhonda Albers, Jeff Pomplun and Kent Krumwiede. Interment was in the St. John's Church Cemetery.
Mr. Albers was born to Henry and Wilhelmina (Michaelis) Albers on Oct. 19, 1915 in Green Isle Township of Sibley County. He was baptized Nov. 14, 1915 at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township of McLeod County by the Rev. G. Fischer. He was later confirmed in the faith at St. John's on April 13, 1930 by Rev. J. Dysterfeft. Mr. Albers attended public and parochial school.
On June 29, 1939, Mr. Albers was united in marriage with Emma Rolf at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township of Carver County by the Rev. H. Amend. The couple made their home on the Albers' family farm in Green Isle Township.
Mr. Albers was active at the St. John's church serving on many projects and committees. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, watching television, butchering, carpentry and masonry work. He also liked to spend time with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Emma of Green Isle; four children: Henry Albers and wife, Melva, of South Haven, Leonard Albers and wife, Aileen, of Plymouth, Vera Oelfke and husband, Ronald, of Plato, Maynard Albers and wife, Nancy, of Green Isle; 10 grandchildren, Sandra Pomplun and husband, Jeff, Lisa Krumwiede and husband, Kent, David Albers, Rhonda Albers, Tamara Albers, Susan Mathwig and husband, Paul, Brad Oelfke and wife, Kathy, Douglas Albers, Sara Albers and Wendy Albers; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emma Schuette of Glencoe, Hattie Stoeckmann of Plato, Dora Schwartz of Arlington; three brothers-in-law, Henry Rolf of Arlington, Herbert Rolf and wife, Sophie, of Gaylord, Elmer Rolf and wife, Irene, of Norwood Young America; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
He is preceded in death by his parents; two great-grandchildren, Faith Krumwiede and Michael Oelfke; two brothers, Henry and William Albers; three sisters, Hulda Wolters, Lillie Schatz and Helen Burdorf.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe handled arrangements.