Cleo Albers, 86, Center, died January 13, 2014 at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 17, 2014 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Hannover with Reverend Russell Fitch officiating. Burial will be at Hannover Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm on Thursday at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem and from 4 to 7 pm at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Hannover. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Cleo and her twin sister were born December 8, 1927 at New Salem to Frank and Minnie (Kalweit) Scherer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Center. Cleo graduated from Center High School in 1945 and soon afterward accepted the position of Deputy Auditor of Oliver County. She married Kenneth Albers at St. Paul Lutheran Church on November 30, 1947. They farmed near Center. After Cleo’s children were grown she worked at Oliver County Social Services as an Eligibility Worker for 27 years. She spent her retirement years living on the family farm until the last year when she was a resident of Elm Crest Manor in New Salem. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Hannover and was active in the LWML and Lamp Lighters Bible Study.
Cleo is survived by one son, Kent (Debbie) Albers, Center, ND; one daughter, Tina (Steve) Krakow, Oconomowoc, WI; four grandchildren, Chris (Nicole) Albers, Center, ND; Carrie Albers (Mike Molde), New Brighton, MN; Benjamin Krakow, Bloomington, MN; and Joshua (Kelly) Albers, Center, ND; thirteen great grandchildren, Quentin Bergstad, Caden, Cameron, Kole, Kyle and Kollins Albers; Eric Molde; Seth and Shawna Krakow; and Katelynn, Kennedy, Kallen and Korra Albers; niece, Eunice Matson, Monument CO; grandnieces, Stephanie Gresh, Castle Rock, CO; and Stacy Lochowicz, Lakewood, CO; two brothers-in-law, John D. Albers, Walla Walla, WA and Howard Albers, Billings MT.
Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; two sisters, baby twin sister and Erma (Merle) Light; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Claude and Joyce Albers, Norman and Gertrude Thompson, Phyllis Albers, Bobette Cass, Jeanne Albers, Merle Light; and nephew-in-law, Terry Luke.