|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1923|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2012|
EUREKA - Charles H. Albertson, 88, of Eureka passed away at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1923, in Birch Tree, Mo., the son of Charles and Clara Hood Albertson. He married Wilma Braun on July 31, 1949, in Perryville, Mo.
Surviving is his wife of Eureka; five sons, Charles (Linda) Albertson of Brighton, Ill., Bob Albertson of St. Mary, Mo., Rick (Michelle) Albertson of Metamora, Ill., Roger Albertson of Chillicothe, Ill., and Jim (Deb) Albertson of Lowpoint, Ill.; and three daughters, Shirley Taft of Eureka, Ill., Diane Albertson of Cazenovia, Ill., and Darlene Albertson of Mountain Grove, Mo. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Allysia Rogles, Amanda Albertson, Bobbi Jean Schubert, Brandon Albertson, Charlie Albertson, Jessica Rocke, Josh Eckhardt, Justin Albertson, Kelsey Albertson, Kyle Albertson, Shawn Albertson, Stephanie Kurland, Stephen Taft and Travis Albertson. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. Further surviving is one sister, Barbara Neal of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Two sisters, Jane Valleroy and Betty Bucheit, preceded him in death.
He was a decorated WWII U.S. Army Air Force veteran, serving during the invasion of Omaha Beach at Normandy. He then helped liberate Paris and fought throughout Europe until the end of WWII in 1945. He was honorably discharged in January 1946.
He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 30 years. He worked from 1982 until 1986 at Cold Water Club in St. Genevieve, Mo., and then from 1987 until 1989 at Thousand Trails, then from 1989 until 1997, he worked at Robinson Construction in Perryville, Mo., working at all places as a groundskeeper.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora, where visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial, with military rites, will be conducted in Buckingham Cemetery in rural Washburn.
Source: Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois, February 4, 2012
Clara Albertson (1902 - 1971)
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Record added: Feb 04, 2012
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