April 4, 1921- March 18, 2006
PALISADE -- Elmer A. Alberts, 84, died Saturday (March 18, 2006) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born August 4, 1921, at Culbertson to Harmon J. and Hinrika (Groothuis) Alberts. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson and attended District 75 and Lutheran Christian Day School and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1940.
He married Leola H. Wittwer in Culbertson at St. John's Lutheran Church on June 18, 1946. They farmed west of Culbertson until 1950 when they moved to a farm northeast of Palisade. In 1970 his son Byron joined the farming operation. Elmer and Leola moved into Palisade in 1989.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade and served as church officers and elder. He also served on School District 14 school board and Hayes County Extension Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kirwin; six brothers, Andrew, Harm, John, Walter, Albert and an infant; five sisters, Dora, Ella, Etta and two infants; and one infant grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Leola of Palisade; a son, Byron and wife, Debra Alberts of Palisade; two daughters Janice and husband,Gary Sines of Jefferson City, Mo., and Sherry and husband, Wayne Larson of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade with the Rev. Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Burial will be in the Palisade Cemetery.
Public visitation will be Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 .m. Friends and family may also leave condolences on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.