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Bobby L "BL" Albright
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Birth: May 28, 1925
Death: Feb. 20, 2007
Indiana, USA

BOBBY L. "BL" ALBRIGHT, 81, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. He was a lifelong DeKalb County resident. Born May 28, 1925, he was the the son of Howard (Doc) and Jessie Lower. He was a 1943 graduate of Waterloo High School and served in the Army.

As a member of the 24"' Division, he served his country in New Guinea, the Philippines, Leyte, and the Japanese mainland.

He was a decorated veteran receiving the Bronze Star for Heroic Achievement, Victory Medal, and a Purple Heart for wounds received in action.

On June 5, 1948, he married Vereda Boman and they moved to Bloomington where he earned a business degree from Indiana University.

Returning to Waterloo, he and his father-in-law formed Boman and Albright, a fuel oil distributorship. The family business expanded into Hoosier Propane, L&L Leasing, Domex, Inc., DeKalb Oil, and Sulpher Springs Agra. He was a quiet community volunteer starting as a volunteer fireman, Pony League coach, Boy Scout leader and a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Temple, Knights of Pythias, Waterloo Veterans of Foreign War, and DeKalb Disabled Veterans.

He also served on the DeKalb County Election Board and as president of the Waterloo Grant Township Library Board, and the social concerns chair of the Waterloo Methodist Church.

He was one of small group of people who built and maintained the Waterloo Little League field and association where generations of kids participate in sports.

In later years, he became more of a community activist supporting causes through debate and letters to the editor.

He taught his five children, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews and anyone who chose to become part of the Albright family to be Chicago Cub and Indiana University fan, politically aware liberal Democrats, patriotic, respectful of the environment, how to fish and vote, and the location of good restaurants.

He excelled in baking pies and fruitcakes, making sauerkraut, cooking breakfast, and frying fresh fish.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Vereda; three sons and their spouses, Brian and Sarah Albright of Hamilton, Lee and Karen Albright of Fort Wayne, Adam and Tammy Albright of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters and one spouse, Joni Albright and Edward Lutz of Indianapolis and Ellen Meyer of Auburn; five grandchildren, Theodore Lutz, Clark Albright, Jessica Albright, Audrey Albright, and Madeline Albright.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jack Albright.

Funeral service at Waterloo United Methodist Church, Waterloo, with visitation . The Rev. Rex Charles officiating. Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo.

Burial in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo. Memorials to Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo United Methodist Church or Waterloo Athletic Association 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard Albright (1900 - 1977)
  Jessie Lower Albright (1907 - 1991)
 
Burial:
Waterloo Cemetery
Waterloo (De Kalb County)
De Kalb County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: 24th Infantry Division T...
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74028028
Bobby L BL Albright
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Bobby L BL Albright
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He was a proud Life Member #112 of the 24th Division Association, and was a member of the 19th Infantry, "C" Com-pany in New Guinea, The Philippines, Leyte, and the Japanese mainland.
- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Jul. 27, 2011
He received a Bronze Star for helping save the lives of his comrades during the invasion of Leyte. When their boat was shelled and began to sink, he took off his life jacket and placed it on an injured man, and also helped two others to safety. He was t...(Read more)
- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Jul. 27, 2011
 
 
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