Obituary for Frederick Joseph “Fred” Albers Frederick Joseph Albers, 65, of Rexford, died Sunday, January 12, 2020, at his home. He was born July 7, 1954, in Colby, KS, to Alfred and Anna (Haffner) Albers. Fred attended Selden Schools then graduated from Rexford High School in 1972 and joined the United States Army. He attended boot camp at Ft Leonard Wood, MO and was then stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX. He enjoyed boxing and arm wrestling in the Army. Fred married Kathy Chance and to this union five children were born. In 1978, they moved to the farm south of Rexford. Fred was a proud farmer; he loved the challenge of planting his crops and watching them grow for harvesting. He enjoyed his cattle and selling his calf crop. In 2010 Fred started a hobby on his “park” north of the house and had recently won a conservation award for his windbreak. On January 31, 2016, Fred married Vala Mosier. He enjoyed his morning routine of checking the cattle before going to coffee and the grain elevator. Fred was a devout Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Church, in Colby. He especially loved watching his kids and grandkids grow. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Todd Toll and nephew Bryar Toll. He is survived by his wife, Vala Albers; children, Brandi (Ryan) Wark, Sherry (Alan) Biscomb, Angela (Brad) Wagoner, Frederick Lee (Connie) Albers and Courtney (Ken) McCarty; step-children, Jade (Jonathan) Spellmeier, Jacob Moiser and Joshua (Ashley) Moiser; brothers Alfred “Jr” Albers, Ben Albers, Michael (Penny) Albers and Ronnie (Bernice) Albers; sisters, Ann (James) Johnson, Donna (John) Gerstner, Mary (William) Swann, Marjorie (Edward) Wagoner, Gerri Toll, Shirley (David) Niermeier, Patircia (Richard) Summers and Vicki (Steve) Bailey and grandchildren, Brooke, Tucker and Talon Wark, Patrick, Beau, Micah and Japheth Biscomb, Cali and Riley Wagoner, Kaeden, Kohen and Krew McCarty, Madalyn, Maisel and Macen Spellmeier and Aiden and Maxen Moiser. Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, with burial in the Church Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Northwest Kansas Foundation for Hope or the Sheridan County Benefit Walk and can be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Frederick Joseph Fred Albers 1954 2020.
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