Henry A. Albers, age 79, of South Haven, passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on Thursday, June 25.
Funeral services were held at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1. Pastor Bob Miner and Pastor Kent Krumwiede officiated.
The funeral was livestreamed for those people who were unable to attend.
Visitation was held at the Dingemann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 and at the church in Winthrop from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 1.
The casket bearers were his grandchildren.
Burial was at the Arlington Public Cemetery.
Henry Adam Albers was born on his parents’ farm in Green Isle on Aug. 17, 1940. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church near Glencoe. Henry graduated with the Class of 1958 from the Arlington High School. On May 18, 1962, he was united in marriage to Melva Weckwerth at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington. They lived in Green Isle and North Minneapolis for a short time, prior to moving to Robbinsdale to raise their family. They lived in Winthrop for 15 years and retired to the shores of Lake Marie near South Haven in 1993. Henry was self employed as a carpenter for over 32 years. He worked mostly in the metro area and was known for his finishing woodwork. In later years, he worked at a local bar in South Haven. Henry is a member at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop. He is a former member at Beautiful Saviour Lutheran Church in New Hope, Union Local 653 and the Robbinsdale Lions Club, where he served two terms as president. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hanging out with his dogs and cats, woodworking, cooking, baking and watching western movies. He loved the time he spent with his family and friends. Henry was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Melva; daughters, Sandra Pomplun of Gaylord and Lisa (Pastor Kent) Krumwiede of Fairfax; son, David (Misty) of Eden Valley; grandchildren, William, Anthony and Ethan Pomplun, Joshua, Peter, Phillip (fiancé Amanda McCann) and Jacob (Erin) Krumwiede, Wyatt, Willow, Garrett and Gabbriel Albers; great grandchildren, Dominic, Chase, Alexander and Evelyn Krumwiede; step great grandsons, Bently and Blane; brothers and sisters, Leonard Albers of Plymouth, Vera (Ronald) Olefke of Plato and Maynard (Nancy) Albers of Green Isle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald (Denise) Weckwerth of Robbinsdale, Verlinda (Kenneth) Stoeckman of Green Isle and Stewart Weckwerth of Green Isle; many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Werner and Emma Albers; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ruben and Lillian Weckwerth; granddaughter, Faith Angelica Krumwiede; son-in-law, Jeff Edward Pomplun; sister-in-law, Aileen Albers; and nephews, Todd and Tye Brown.
Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services in Kimball.