Thomas Albers, 82, of Carlyle, Ill., born Jan. 14, 1931, in Bartelso, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at his home.
Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Before he retired he was a general contractor and owned Tom Albers Construction. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Millstadt. He had been a member of the Carpenters Union. He enjoyed bird hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor L. and Veronica S., nee Hemann, Albers; sisters, Ethel "Sandy" Kueper and Mary Louise Albers; brothers, Dan Albers and Oliver Albers; and brothers-in-law, Harold "Hoz" Kueper, Mike Phillips and Farrell Burnett.
Surviving are his daughters, Denise Blaha and husband George of Millstadt, Renee Albers of Columbia, Michelle Brown of Columbia, and Cynthia Olson and husband Mike of Chesterfield, Mo.; two sons, James Albers and wife Denise of Freeburg and Steven Albers of Columbia; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Mary Ann Burnett of Holiday Shores and Jean Phillips of Carlyle; and two brothers, Stan Albers and wife Pauline and Norman Albers and wife Jean of Carlyle.
For those wishing to honor Tom with a memorial, the family suggests memorials to the
and those will be received at the Frerker Funeral Home. Condolences and memories of Tom may be left for the Albers' family by visiting www.frerkerfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Frerker Funeral Home, Carlyle, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, the Frerker Funeral Home with Father George Mauck officiating. The interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
FRERKER FUNERAL HOME, Carlyle, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 18, 2013