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Carol Lucille Albers

February 8, 1923 - January 25, 2019
From: Royal, IA
Carol Lucille Albers

Carol Lucille Albers

Born: February 8, 1923
Died: January 25, 2019
Age: 95

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Carol Lucille Albers was born February 8, 1923 on a farm near Fostoria, Iowa to Luther and Orpha (Allen) Shatto. Carol attended country school and graduated from Spencer High School in 1942. Following graduation, Carol was the assistant manager of F.W. Woolworth, a five-and-dime in Spencer, a position made possible for a young woman because of World War II.

     Carol married Benjamin Albert Albers on March 3, 1946, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. They farmed and made their home on the Albers Family Century Farm southeast of Royal for the next 45 years. Carol worked at Neisner’s at the North Shopping Center in Spencer and later in the business office at Spencer Hospital until her retirement.  She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal for 73 years, where she served with the Altar Guild, as treasurer of BLCW, was a Sunday school teacher for 18 years, and sewed many mission quilts.

     Never one to be idle, Carol enjoyed refinishing furniture, jigsaw and word puzzles, bookwork and traveling, was a competitive card player, loved flowers- particularly the Japanese (fern leaf) and heirloom peonies she cultivated, was a meticulous seamstress, and gifted in the art of hand embroidery. Carol was recognized for outstanding work 25 years in a row while exhibiting at the Clay County Fair. The greatest joy of all to Carol was her family. She was their cheerleader, a solid example of how to live a life of faith and service to others. Her family was blessed with countless stories of family history and growing up a farm kid during hard-scrap years. Carol was kind, sweet, and fiercely loyal to all who knew and loved her.

    Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ben in 1992; granddaughter, Laura Albers; siblings, Della Mason, Roy, Lee, and Delmer Shatto; and sons-in-law, Steve Hare and Terry Steffen.

     Carol will forever be remembered by her children, Cynthia “Cindy” Hare of Saratoga Springs, NY, Marcia Steffen of Linn Grove, and William “Bill” Albers of Royal; 7 grandchildren including Michael Hare, Steven (Keira) Hare, Katie Steffen, Heidi (Paul) Mogush, Jessob Steffen, Molly Albers, and Sarah Albers; great grandchildren, Benjamin and Gilbert Mogush, Jackson Steffen, and Eleanor “Ellie” Hare, her brother Wayne Shatto of Missoula, Montana; countless nieces and nephews, other relatives and many treasured friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 8, 2019 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, Iowa.
Pastor Mark Wilms
Michael Hare
Steven Hare
Katie Steffen
Heidi Mogush
Jessob Steffen
Molly Albers
Sarah Albers
Family will be present to greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Friday prior to the Memorial Services at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.

"In This Very Room"
By Marcia Steffen

"Jesus Loves Me"
By Jackson Steffen

Congregational Hymns
"In The Garden"
"Borning Cry"
"In Christ Alone"
"Hymn Of Promise"

Organist, Sue Brugman

Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 3:11 PM
“Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Dealing with the death of a loved one is so very hard to do. I hope you can find comfort in Gods promise to restore our dead loved ones to life here on earth, never having to say goodbye again. We look forward to the resurrection. Acts 24: 3,4 and Revelation 21: 3,4 have been comforting to me and hope they are comforting to you as well.

- Tamra Sheets
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:04 PM
“Marcia, Bill, Cindy and familes,
Thank you for sharing this beautiful lady with me. She was my buddy, card partner and at times confidante. She, as will all of you remain in my heart forever.”
- Frankie Weier
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:21 AM
“I am sorry to hear about your mother, Bill. She was a beautiful lady! I know you were very close to her and you will never regret visiting her often. It is always hard no matter how old etc. I know it will leave a void in your days. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless! Hugs! ”
- Ginger Ernst
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“Marcia, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother, Carol. My sincere sympathy goes to you and all of your family. ”
- Susan Christenson Mahoney
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Hi Marcia and family,
You all have our sympathies with the death of your mom, Grandma and G grandma. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dave and Donna Jordening ”
- David and Donna Jordening
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 12:47 PM
“So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was a wonder woman. I know she'll be missed. Sincere condolences to her family.”
- Joyce (Rogness) Brawner
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 4:26 PM
“Marcia-Thinking of you and your family. Praying for peace and God's sustenance in the grieving period.”
- Alice Skelton
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:39 PM
“Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with your families”
- Linda (Schuknecht) Brooks
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:35 AM
“Marcia, Bill and family, Lifting you up in prayer. So many memories, days on the farm, drives to town and everything in between. What a blessing Carol was to so many. She was like a grandma to us! Thinking of you all.”
- Angie Hagedorn
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“We are sorry to hear of Carol's passing. My mom enjoyed visiting with her at Riverview. What a sweet lady. Our sympathy and prayers for you all”
- Coreen Boernsen
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“Marcia and family, We are so very sorry to hear about your sweet mother!!!!! May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace!”
- Bryan & Gayle Bailey
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
“In my days of growing up on the farm at Royal I remember Carol and all the good things she did in her life time. She had a good line life and memories will keep her alive in your hearts as others. Sending our Love and Sympathy,
Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur Milford IA
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
“Was so sorry to read about your Mom leaving you all for our Lord and Savior. She is so happy now and meeting old friends and relatives. It still hurts not to be able to see her smiling face & hear her voice, I know. God has all of our dates in His book & nothing we can do will change that, only believe that we will all be together again. Hugs your way”
- Susan Brenden
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7:29 PM
“ Bill, Marcia and family so sorry to hear of Carol‘s passing, she was one special lady and will be missed by all. Dave and Janel Maurer ”
- Janel Maurer
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Sorry to hear of Carol passing. Our thoughts are with the Family.”
- Terry & Karen Fredin
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“Dear Family,
Thinking of the times I played cards with Carol.. fun times for sure.
She also was a cousin to my step dad Clyde.
Love and prayers to her family
- Jackie Mann
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:29 AM
“So sorry to hear that Carol passed thoughts and prayers are with you all.GOD bless.xo”
- Cher lindahl
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