Albers, Wilbert "Bud"
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Wilbert E. "Bud" Albers, 90, of De Pere, died Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013. The son of the late William and Anna (Thompson) Albers was born March 27, 1923 in De Pere. On September 5, 1946, he married the former Audrey Ann Kieffer in Freedom.
Bud served his country in the US Army during WWII. A Decorated Veteran, Sgt. Albers served in the Third Army and received four Battle Stars: France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Battle of the Bulge.
Following his service years, he worked as a heavy equipment operator at Daanen and Janssen retiring after forty years of service. He loved to hunt, fish and play cards. Bud was a loyal, proud member of De Pere VFW Post 2113.
Survivors include his wife Audrey, their children, Bonnie (Dick) Moyse, Tom (Sue) Albers, Dale (Martha) Albers, and Ken (Betsy) Albers, grandchildren, Ann, David (Kris), Dan, John (fiancé, Sara), Valerie (Bill Harrington), Aaron, Emma and great granddaughters, Zoey and Fara. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Agatha and Lorraine Albers, Eva, Ruth, and Mary Kieffer. Bud was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Edward (Margaret) Albers, Leo (Agatha) Albers, Henry (Mae) Albers, Louis Albers, Robert Albers, Joseph (Loretta) Denk, Joseph (Minnie) Thyssen, Clarence (Mildred) Gerrits, brothers-in-law, Sylvester (Lillian) Mooren and Herman Vanden Hogen. In addition, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Orville (Lorraine) Kieffer, Carl (Georgiana) Kieffer, Elmer Kieffer, Earl Kieffer, Gordon (Magdalen) Kieffer, Janet (John) Peters and Betty (Ben) Verbeten.
Family and friends may call at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 305 North Tenth Street, De Pere from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday December 1, 2013. Prayer service will be held at 7:45 pm. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am on Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Family, Lourdes Avenue at Suburban Drive, De Pere, until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday at the church with Father Tim Shillcox, O.Praem., officiating. Full Military Burial Rites, including De Pere VFW Post 2113 will be accorded Mr. Albers following Mass. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Albers family.
The Albers extends a special thank you to Dr. David Grotelueschen and Tara Lien, PA, of Green Bay Oncology for their care and support.
Dad, it's always tough to say goodbye but we can take comfort in knowing that someday we will all be together again.
We love you. Rest in Peace.
Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street
De Pere, WI 54115
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013