Richard W. Albers

Born: Fri., Aug. 21, 1925
Died: Fri., Feb. 12, 2021

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Richard W. Albers, age 95, of Louisiana, MO passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home. He was born on August 21, 1925 on the family farm in Naples, IL, the sixth of ten children to Oscar and Joy Bunch Albers. Richard married Harriett A. Olson on February 14, 1948 in Garner, IA and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2018.

Richard was a 1944 graduate of Bluffs High School and went on to join the United States Army Air Corp in June 1946, and he attended Automotive Mechanic’s School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He served overseas in the Philippines until his honorable discharge in November 1947 and was awarded WWII Victory Medal. He began farming in Naples in 1949 and was very proud to purchase his own farm in Pike County in 1952. He was proud to be a farmer, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Richard and Harriett spent many happy summers at the cottage her father built in 1936 in Clear Lake, IA. Dancing was one of their favorite past times and at their peak, they would attend 4 to 5 dances a week. Richard was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church, a 72-year member of the El Dara Masonic Lodge #388, serving as a past Master, 50 + year member of Pittsfield Eastern Star #195 and the Barry American Legion Post #222, serving as a past commander.

He is survived by son, Richard A. (Sue) Albers of Virden, IL; daughters, Patricia (Bob) Tarter of Beach Park, IL and Jeanne Fee of Spring Grove, IL; grandchildren, Christenah (Chris) Haefner, Sarah (Andy) Koren, Letitia (Jay) McCarthy, Nolan Fee, and Bridget Fee; great grandchildren, Logan Haefner, Regan Tujillo, Kathleen McCarthy, Gillian McCarthy, and Landon Fee; sister, Doris (Frank) Chambers and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Harriett Albers; parents, Oscar and Joy Albers; son in law, Bruce Fee; four brothers, Harold, Russ, Jim and Ronald; and four sisters, Dorothy, Julia, Eileen and Ruth.

All services will be held privately and cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are suggested to be made to El Dara Masonic Lodge #388 or Pittsfield Eastern Star #195. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Richard's memory to the following organizations:

El Dara Masonic Lodge #388

Pittsfield Eastern Star #195

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Mary Thompson
   Posted Mon March 01, 2021
I just got the paper. I am sorry to hear about another person I have known all my life is no longer here. I believe our parents are in Heaven having coffee like they used to and have solved all the world problems! You all take care.

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