Helen M. "Nell" Albers


            Helen Marie “Nell” Albers, daughter of Casper and Mary Reuter, was born March 25, 1936, at Fordyce, Nebraska. She graduated from the Catholic High School at Hartington, Nebraska.

            On October 23, 1956, she was united in marriage with Lloyd Albers at Hartington. The couple moved to West Union where they made their home for many years. Lloyd’s death occurred on August 15, 2005, and Nell continued to make her home in West Union until she moved in with her daughter, Sue in Hawkeye in 2008. Her death occurred at the Tripoli Nursing Home on Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was seventy-five years old and a longtime member of Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union where she was active in the Rosary Society.

            Nell is survived by one son, Brian (Elizabeth) Albers of Barraboo, Wisconsin; three daughters, Sue Ungerer of Hawkeye, Jean Conway of Waukon, and Vivian Legge of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one sister, Marcella Schroeder of Norfolk, Virginia.

            In addition to her husband, Lloyd, she was preceded in death by one son, Kevin; one grandson, Robert; her parents; four brothers, Leander, Jerry, Irvin, and Donnie; and two sisters, Bernadette and Delores.

            Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union with Rev. Dale Rausch officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in West Union. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.


Peggy & Jeff on August 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM said:

My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Helen. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29) Helen will surely be missed by many of those who's lives she shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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