Dale Albers, 1953-2016

Published 9:47 am Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dale Eldon Albers, 63, of Bricelyn died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at his home.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Private family interment will be at Brush Creek Cemetery in Brush Creek Township, Faribault County. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, visit www.brussheitner.com.

Dale Albers

Dale Albers

Dale was born June 17, 1953, in Wells, the son of Henry and Lillie (Christensen) Albers.

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Dale graduated from Wells-Easton High School in 1971. He was united in marriage to Barbara Pitcher on Nov. 17, 1978, and to this union three children were born. The couple later divorced.

Dale worked as a machinist at Progress Casting from 1987 to 2009, and also worked for Johnson Farms in Bricelyn. He was a member of the Wells Rifle & Pistol Club, Volunteer Firearms Safety and the NRA. He enjoyed target shooting, archery, fishing and attending sportsman’s shows. He also enjoyed antique power and threshing shows with his brother, Randy. He loved playing with his dog, Chester. Dale was an avid reader, story writer, gardener and tinkerer. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and teaching them many things. Dale said that if he knew grandchildren were so much fun, he would have had them first!

He is preceded in death by his parents and his best furry son, Buddy.

Dale is survived by his brothers Randy Albers of Wells, Dean Albers of Wyoming and Rosalie Albers of Bricelyn; children Amanda (Scott) Landherr of Wells, Amy Albers (Garen Vickney) of Hastings and Sara Albers (Shane Jacobson) of Albert Lea; and six grandchildren, Lilliana, Bailey, Cashton, Liam, Delaney and Rylan.