GLASFORD - King G. "Jeep" Alberts, 68, of Glasford passed away at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at his home in Glasford.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Peoria, Ill., to George and Edna Mae (Stetler) Alberts. He married Thelma I. Closen on Dec. 24, 1969, in Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Schuyler Haines.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma of Glasford, and three children, Jerry (Susan) Haines of Tremont, Lisa (Jim Patrick) Alberts of Peoria and Jason (Sylva) Alberts of Glasford. Also surviving are one brother, Tom Alberts of Trivoli; two sisters, Terry (Jerry) Height of Peoria and Candy (Bill) Linville of Bartonville; and four grandchildren, Kyle and Arianna Haines and Megan and Hannah Patrick.
Jeep worked as a maintenance man with First Presbyterian Church until it burned and then worked as a maintenance man with Creekwood Apartments in Morton until retiring in 2006.
He was a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Jeep proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War from April of 1967 to April of 1969.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services located at 1625 W. Candletree Drive, Peoria, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The