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Germantown, IL 62245

Charles Albers


  Visitation:  Friday, July 27, 2007       4:00-9:00 PM
                    Saturday, July 28, 2007  8:00-9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton

  Services:   Saturday, July 28, 2007  10:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Charles J. Albers, 80, of Germantown died Wednesday July 25, 2007 at Countryside Manor in Aviston. 

He was born July 2, 1927 in Germantown to Theodore and Elizabeth (Dumbeck) Albers and they preceded him in death. 

Charlie was a member of St. Boniface Catholic church, Germantown, the Laborers Local 397, the Germantown American Legion Post 325 , and a retired Germantown fireman with 30 years of service.  Charlie was well known in this are for his unique homemade cardinal bird feeders, making over 235 for the red birds pleasure. 

On July 18, 1956 he married Florence Richter at St. Francis church Aviston and she died March 8, 2007. 

He is survived by a son Dennis (Sandy) Albers of Bartelso and a daughter Connie Albers and special friend John Speck of St. Louis.  Also surviving are a granddaughter Tiffany Albers and special friend John Engelmann and a grandson Matthew Albers;  a sister Helen Wellinghoff of Trenton, sisters in law Leona Richter of New Baden, Valeria Ripperda of Belleville, Ruth Schrage of St. Rose and Bernice Richter of Aviston. 

He was preceded in death by sisters Rosalie Albers, Amanda Korte and husband Herman, Adeline Heckenkemper and husband Ben, Josephine Meyer  and husband Richard, Alvina Huegen and husband Raymond, Marie Kuhn and husband Cornelius and a brother Frank Albers and wife Adele, brothers in law Henry Wellinghoff, Eugene Ripperda, Edgar Schrage, Virgil Richter and Leo Richter. 

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday July 28 at 10 am at St. Boniface Church Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating; interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Moss Funeral home in Germantown Friday from 4 to 9 Pm and Saturday from 8 to 9:45 am.  Memorials can be made to Community Link, the American Diabetes Association or donorís choice and will be received at the funeral home. 

American Legion services will be held at 7 Pm Friday at the funeral home



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