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 William “Willie” Albers

William “Willie” Albers

Birth
Litchfield, Sherman County, Nebraska, USA
Death 9 Jun 1972 (aged 53)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot D, 0, 1040
Memorial ID 265224 · View Source
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WILLIAM DIED IN THE FLOOD ON JUNE 9,1972
William was born to William Albers and Cora Smith Albers in Litchfield NE, he married Florence Hansen.
He was employed by Custon Pack and Black Hills Packing Plant from 1955 until his death.
A relatives said the night of the flood he was helping people cross a bridge from a trailer court near the Packing Plant in Rapid City, when the wall of water hit his car crossing the bridge. " He was a hero, placing himself in danger in order to save others."
He was survived by his wife Florence, and sons Bill, Tim and Gary Albers all of Rapid City SD. And a daughter Susie Lewis.
1920 census of Nebraska Sherman County
Cora Albers 33
Verna L Albers 14
Ernest Albers 12
Merral Albers 11
Bessie Albers 8
Edna J Albers 3


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 265224
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Willie” Albers (18 Jul 1918–9 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 265224, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .