Albers, Roy Dale
Roy Dale Albers, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Keystone Nursing Care Center. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone, with the Rev. B. Andrew Wright officiating. Interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by Merkel-Bockholt American Legion Post 107 of Keystone and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
A memorial fund has been established.
Roy was born Nov. 5, 1927, in Keystone, to George Alvin and Blanche Rosetta (Miller) Albers. During the Korean War, he served his nation in the U.S. Army. On Nov. 16, 1954, he was united in marriage to Colleen Koeppen in Dysart. Roy was proud to farm on the Albers Century Farm near Keystone before his retirement.
Roy was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Merkel-Bockholt American Legion Post 107 and the Turner Hall in Keystone.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen of Keystone; his sons, Bill (Jeanie) Albers and Denny (Wendy) Albers, both of Keystone; his daughter, Janet Albers of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, John (Brenna), Tyler (Suzie), Todd (Caliope), Nathan (Alyssa), Ethan (Mallory), Keaton (Ashley), Garret and Madison; his great-grandchildren, Jade, Casen, Jacksen, Scarlet, and Cael expected in February; his sister, Leola Buch of Belle Plaine; his sisters-in-law, Audrey Papesh of Cedar Rapids and Connie Koeppen of Solon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Dorothy, Lois and Ruby Albers; and his brother, Lloyd Albers.
The family expresses their gratitude to the Keystone Care Center, Mercy Hospice and Pastor Wright for the care and concern given to Roy.
Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com
Published Jan. 17, 2013 in The Gazette