Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Albert
Elizabeth “Betty” (Blaul) Albert was born on September 3, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, IA, to Theodore and Louise (Denecke) Blaul. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Villa De Chantal High School in Rock Island, IL. On Sept. 21, 1950, she was united in marriage to John. L. “Jack” Albert. The couple owned and operated Albert’s Cleaners for many years. Betty was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Junior League. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, spending time, reading and working with children. In 2002, the couple moved to Marshall to be closer to family. Betty died on Thursday, November 24, 2011, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Albert, of Marshall, children Deborah Albert of Gilroy, CA, John (and Janet) Albert Jr. of Cedar Rapids, IA, Susan (and Steve) Strautz of Marshall, grandchildren Christopher (and Andrea) Strautz of Morhead, Nicholas Strautz of Minnetonka, Laura Strautz of Fargo, Jack Albert and Lauren Albert of Cedar Rapids, great-grandchild Brennan Strautz of Moorhead, sisters Kathleen (and Forest) Howard of Santa Barbara, CA and Louise Martin of Walpole, MA. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Frances Kimmel.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the excellent care Betty received at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center and Adult Daycare Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall or the Alzheimer’s Association.