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Delbert P. Alber

Male 1914 - 1992


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  • Name  Delbert P. Alber  [1
    Born  10 Dec 1914  New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Non-line Spouse 
    • Delbert remarried to Beatrice French in 1945 after the end of his marriage to Maxine Pilling. They had two sons, Michael and James Alber.
    Obituary  8 Jul 1984  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Delbert P. Alber, 77, of 531 Vernon Street, Westland Manor Apartments, West Burlington, formerly of Route 2, Burlington, died Monday, July 6, 1992, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Des Moines.

      Born December 10, 1914, in New London, he was the son of James H. and Bessie Hanks Alber. He married Beatrice French November 15, 1945, in Wapello. He was a graduate of Burlington High School and of the Protestant faith. He was a medic in the Army during World War II, doing first aid work on the front lines under enemy fire, and had received three bronze stars and the valor of purple heart award. He also received the LaCroix DeGuerre 1940 AVEC PAIME medal from the Belgian government for gallantry in action, beyond the call of duty for saving lives from a bomb.

      Mr. Alber worked for Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1980 with 30 years of service. He had been a refueling oiler and fireman for Amtrack at the Burlington riverfront.

      Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael Alber of North Liberty and James Alber of Route 1, Wayland; one daughter, Joyce Hollingsworth of Mediapolis; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

      The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lunning Chapel. The funeral for Mr. Alber will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Gary Chapman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
    Occupation 
    • Delbert worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Delbert P. Alber; born: 10 December 1914; died: 6 July 1992; state where issued: Iowa
    Died  6 Jul 1992  Veterans Administration Hospital, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  9 Jul 1992  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I17236  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  James Henry Alber,   b. 5 Dec 1887, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1964 
    Mother  Bessie Hanks,   b. 1889, Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 8 Jan 1971 
    Married  24 Dec 1908  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: James Henry Alber; Groom's Birth Date: 1887; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington Iowa; Groom's Age: 21; Bride's Name: Bessie Hanks; Bride's Birth Date: 1890; Bride's Birthplace: Pleasant Grove Iowa; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 24 December 1908; Marriage Place: Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Anton Alber; Groom's Mother's Name: Fannie Carr; Bride's Father's Name: William H Hanks; Bride's Mother's Name: Harriet Mccune; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02530-6; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 956360; Reference Number: cn1231; Collection: Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950
    Issue 
    • There were two children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F6172  Group Sheet

    Family  Mildred Maxine "Shorty" Pilling,   b. 22 Apr 1920, Roscoe, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 2005, Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Y  [1, 2
    Divorced  Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Joyce Jean Alber,   b. 3 Nov 1939, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 2012, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6171  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S882] Orr, Paul Robert "Bob" (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2551] Alber, Delbert P. - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 8B, July 8, 1984; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      West Burlington town, Des Moines County, Iowa, Supervisors District 15, Enumeration District 29-23, Sheet #4A, page 145 325?, taken April 3, 1930; Sutro Library Microfilm 2128, Reel 652

    5. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).