Henry F. “Jitter” Albers, Jr., age 88, of Damiansville, passed away Wednesday, March 4 at his residence. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for 88 year old Henry F. “Jitter” Albers, Jr. will be Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville. Burial will be in St. Damian Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Hospice of Southern Illinois. Breese Knights of Columbus will hold services Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Albers was born May 20, 1926 in Bartelso, a son of Cecilia (Usselmann) and Henry F. Albers, Sr.; they preceded him in death.
He married Lucille “Lu” Toennies on May 10, 1950 at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville; she preceded him in death on May 23, 1989.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by his sons, Allen and Glennon Albers; sisters, Leona Voss and Viola Korte; brothers Norbert Albers and Gene Albers; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Al Voss, Ed Korte, Marie Albers, Margie Albers, Robert Von Bokel, Emma Toennies, Walter Toennies, Cletus Toennies, Joe Toennies, and Norm Toennies.
Surviving are his children, Marvin Albers of Albers, Yvonne (Melvin) Heimann of Breese, Dave (Shirley) Albers of Damiansville, Sue (Jim) Frick of Nashville, Mary (Wayne) Berry of Hoffman, Ann (Mick) Bowen of Damiansville, Gary (Lisa) Albers of Damiansville, and Tim (Lisa) Albers of Breese; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dolores Von Bokel of Aviston; a brother, Rich Albers of Bartelso; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin (Rita) Toennies of Damiansville, Marie (Greg) Niemeyer of Breese, Julie Toennies of New Baden, Bernadette Toennies of Germantown, Bernice “Bim” (Frank) Fuehne of Damiansville, Jerry (Sharon) Toennies of Waterloo, Jane Toennies of Breese, Germaine (Herb) Schulte of Trenton, and Jan (Tom) Eversgerd of Germantown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jitter retired from Ford Motor Company and enjoyed playing cards, dancing, gardening, bowling and traveling.
He was a member of St. Damian Catholic Church and former officer of the Holy Name in Damiansville, United Auto Workers Local 136, former officer of the Damiansville Chamber of Commerce, and a life member of the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869.
Moss Funeral Home
105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293