Dean Albert

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BRANDON – Dean A. Albert, 74, of Brandon, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brandon United Methodist Church in Brandon Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Brandon Cemetery, Brandon, Iowa.
Dean was born June 11, 1935, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of Ross and Pearl Tucker Albert. He grew up in Brandon and graduated from Brandon High School in 1953. On January 30, 1955, he married Beverly Sloan at the Brandon United Methodist Church. Dean and Bev farmed in the Brandon area all their lives. In 2006, the Albert Family Farm was designated a Heritage Farm by the State of Iowa.
Dean is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly, of Brandon; his son, Gary (Barb) Albert of Brandon; daughter Marsha (Rodney) Hinrichs of Amana; three grandchildren: Lacey (Dan) Kriens, Chad Albert and Austin Hinrichs; and four great-grandchildren: Cameron, Elliot, Natalie and Hannah Kriens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lyle Albert. A memorial fund has been established. Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Dean and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 15 to Apr. 18, 2010