Died Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Nye Pointe in Fremont
Don was born September 8, 1931 in Snyder, Nebraska to Herman and Meta 'Hoge' Alberts. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from District 25 school. He was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1953 and Honorably discharged in 1955. During this time he served with Battery C, 804th Heavy Field Artillery Unit. Don married Karilyn Hilbers on June 24, 1956 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Hooper. The couple had been members at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Snyder then became members of Grace Lutheran Church in West Point.
Don loved trapping, he was very good at getting coyotes and minks. He also loved to hunt and go fishing from the railroad bridge on highway 275 over the Elkhorn River. He also enjoyed watching Nebraska sports through the years.
Sons - Val Gene (Cyndy) Alberts of Hooper
Vaughn Alberts of Larkspur, CO., and his son Trenton
DelRay (Cathy) Alberts of Arlington, TX. and their granddaughter Desiree
Dean (Kim) Alberts of Scribner and their son Matthew
Byron (Shellie Brainard) Alberts of Scribner
many step grandchildren and great grandchildren
Sisters-in-law - Anita (Robert) Backhus of Effingham, IL.
Marlene Hilbers of Scribner
Brothers-in-law - Raymond (Pauline) Hilbers of Warsaw, MO.
Vernon (Dianne) Hilbers of Lyons
Dennis (Kathy) Hilbers of Hooper
Loran (Robin) Hilbers of Hooper
Don was preceded in death by his wife Karilyn on January 8, 2019, parents Herman and Meta, sister and brother-in-law Ardean (Willis) Dames, in-laws Oltman and Wilma Hilbers and brothers-in-law Gene and Wayne Hilbers
The funeral will be 10am, Friday, October 8, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, Rev. Priscilla Hukki will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Snyder with full Military Honors. Visitation will be Thursday, from 3-8pm with the family present from 6-8pm at Ludvigsen's Scribner Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Snyder and Scribner VFD and Rescue.
Online guestbook at www.hooper-scribner.com