|Donald Nathan Albertson|
|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1926|
St. Louis County
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 2011|
Albertson, Donald N.
Jun 21, 2011
Donald Nathan Albertson, of St. James, Missouri passed away June 20, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James. Donald was born October 3, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Fred and Alice (McFarland) Albertson.
Donald parents tired of the city, moved with their only child to Vichy, Missouri and Donald attended the Rolla High School; In January 1945 he entered into the United States Army and proudly served his country during WWII, after he returned home to Vichy, he went to work with his dad in the "Juke Box and "Pin Ball" machine business. The machines were located in many businesses throughout Phelps, Maries and Dent counties.
In the summer of 1947, Don met LaVaughn Jewell Smith; they were married two years later in St. Louis, Missouri on August 13, 1949. Don went to work for the McDonald Douglas Corporation and stayed until his retirement 34 years later. After retiring Don and LaVaughn bought some land 19 miles South of Rolla in Lacoma, Missouri; he remodeled the house and they lived there for ten years before moving to St. James.
Donald was baptized into the Church of Christ in Vichy, Missouri; He was the "idea" husband and dad to LaVaughn and their four children; his job, home and family were the most important part of his life; his hobbies include, fishing, hunting, and carpentry; especially "remodeling and home improvement". His greatest gift was time spent with wife and children, and taking family photos was his greatest pleasure. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Donald Nathan Albertson is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, LaVaughn Jewell Albertson; children, Kenneth H. Albertson and wife Norma, of High Ridge, MO; Larry L. Albertson and wife Linda, of St. James, MO; Debra S. Blair, of St. James, MO; Richard L. Albertson and wife Linda, of St. John, MO; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Donald Nathan Albertson will be Friday, June 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Chaplain Alan Amos officiating. Interment will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery with full Military Honors. A visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5-7 PM at James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
Hickory Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 22, 2011
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