Monica M. Albers, age 96, of Winsted, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
She was born Jan. 15, 1920, in Glencoe, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Artmann) Kegler.
Monica was joined in holy marriage with Norbert R. Albers Oct, 4, 1939, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Glencoe.
Monica & Norbert engaged in dairy farming for many years. Monica was also employed at The Coffee Shop, Jim’s Bakery, Roufs’ Meat Market, and at The Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.
She enjoyed bingo, fishing, playing cards, and big gardens. Family was very important to her.
A faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Monica belonged to its Catholic Aid, and Holy Family Council 204. She also cooked many funeral lunches through the years.
Monica is survived by her loving daughters: Elizabeth “Betty” (Dennis) Rehmann, and Jeanette Albers, all of Winsted; grandchildren Jeff Albers (Stacey Kahlert), Scott (Katie) Rehmann, Sue (Bill) Keenan, Karen (Dan) Stifter, Lyn (Jason) Zeppelin, Mark (Alicia) Rehmann, Cory (Lennie) Albers, Steve Rehmann (special friend Christiane Cuadros), and Nic Rehmann (fiancée Brianna Dahl); 27 great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren; a sister, Benilda Greshowak of S. St. Paul; and a sister-in-law, Diane Kegler of St. Paul; as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert R. Albers, May 6, 2003; a grandson, Jacques Eric Albers, Feb. 6, 1999; her son, James M. Albers, May 11, 1999; her parents, Louis and Elizabeth Kegler; and by five brothers, Anthony Kegler, Sylvester Kegler, Aloysius Kegler, Father Maynard C. Kegler, OMI, and Stanislaus “Stan” Kegler.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Stubeda and Father Paul Schumacher were the concelebrants. There was visitation at the church from 1 to 3 p.m.
Casket bearers were Scott Rehmann, Steve Rehmann, Mark Rehmann, Nic Rehmann, Jeff Albers, and Cory Albers.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.