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Wayne Colby Alberts


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Alberts, Wayne Colby
68, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on March 29, 2016. Wayne was born on October 18th, 1947 to Ralph and Mae (Colby) Alberts in Moorhead, Minnesota. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1965. He then proudly served his country in the Army, both active and reserve, and graduated with a psychology degree from Moorhead State University. He married Shirley (Grunklee) on August 25th, 1973 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Havana Township, Minnesota. The couple moved first to Grand Forks, ND in 1973, and then to Thompson ND, in 1976, where they raised their family, residing there until Wayne retired from the sales industry. In 2010, they relocated to Phoenix. He is survived by his wife, three children: Sarah (Ryan) Barendt of Glendale, Heather of Dubai, UAE, Justin of Grand Forks, ND, five grandchildren, and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 2 at Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria. Contributions can be made in Wayne's honor to the Arizona Humane Society.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 5, 2016
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