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Anton "Tony" Albers, Sr
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Birth: May 10, 1914
Death: Sep. 6, 2010

Tony Albers, Sr., a farmer and lifelong resident of Union City, died on Monday, September 6, 2010. He was 96. Anton (Tony) Albers, Sr., was born in Tecumseh, Nebraska on May 10, 1914. He was the eighth of 10 children of Henry and Minnie Messenger Albers (who both immigrated to the United States from Germany in the 1880's). In 1915 Tony's family moved from Nebraska to the Albers family farm southeast of Union City where he resided for most of his life. Tony graduated from Union City High School in 1931. After high school he was employed for several years by his brother's trucking firm. His father had brought Oklahoma's first herd of Red Poll cattle (a dual purpose breed of cattle) from Nebraska to Oklahoma, and upon his father's death Tony continued the tradition by raising Red Poll cattle as well as farming wheat, cotton and other crops on the family farm and other farms in Canadian County. He was a member of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the National and State Red Poll Cattle Associations, of which he served as president and secretary-treasurer at the state level. In 1988 Tony and his family were named the Canadian County Farm Family of the Year. During Tony's many years as a resident of Union City, he served on the Union City Board of Education, on the Union City Park Board, and on the Union City Planning Commission. He was a charter member of the Union City Chapter of Lion's International and served on the Union City Precinct Election Board. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Reno. Tony served as a weather observer for the National Weather Service for more than 50 years and was recognized by the Secretary of Commerce with a plaque for his service in 1992, receiving the second highest award offered by the National Weather Service. Tony was predeceased by his parents; by his first wife, Juanita Montgomery Albers; and by all nine of his siblings, William Albers, Henry Albers, Marie Mannschreck, Anna Hardesty, Catherine Priebe, Peggy Fuhring, Fred Albers, Minnie Mae Feddersen, and Irene McComas. He was also predeceased by a great grandson, Brycen Chavers. Tony is survived by his wife of many years, Evelyn Hurst Albers of El Reno; and by his children, Tony Albers, Jr., and wife Elaine of Union City, Annette Nantois and husband Robert of Midwest City, Rock Albers of New York, New York, and Jenel Howard of Shawnee. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Nicole Nantois and husband Samuel Chavers of Oklahoma City, Renee' Nelson and husband Jacob of Stillwater, Todd Howard and wife Starla of Shawnee, and J. Eric Nantois and wife Erin of Owasso. Survivors include six great grandchildren, Madison Howard, Emma Nelson, Gage and Emma Kate Nantois, and Emerson and Kellan Chavers. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. The family would like to thank the kind nurses who cared for Tony during his lengthy terminal illness. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, El Reno, on Friday, September 10, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Union City Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tony Albers' name to: First Baptist Church, 401 S. Bickford, El Reno, OK 73036 or The Lord's Harvest, 1020 Sunset Dr., El Reno, OK 73036. Huber-Benson Funeral Home, El Reno, OK

Published in The Oklahoman on September 8, 2010 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry F. Albers (1874 - 1940)
  Minnie C. Messinger Albers (1878 - 1965)
 
 Spouses:
  Juanita I. Albers (1918 - 1951)
  Evelyn Alpha Hurst Albers (1915 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  William H. Albers (1901 - 1969)*
  Marie C. Albers Mannschreck (1902 - 1988)*
  Henry W Albers (1904 - 1985)*
  Catherine E Albers Priebe (1906 - 1991)*
  Margaret Albers Fuhring (1907 - 1993)*
  Anna E. Albers Hardesty (1909 - 1934)*
  Fred A. Albers (1911 - 1992)*
  Anton "Tony" Albers (1914 - 2010)
  Minnie Mae Albers Feddersen (1918 - 1962)*
  Irene Ruth Albers McComas (1920 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union City Cemetery
Union City
Canadian County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Phil & Donna Whitaker
Record added: Sep 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77067151
 

 
 
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