Obituary – David Dennis Albers

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YANKTON, S.D. — David Dennis Albers, 64, Yankton, S.D., died suddenly Aug. 20, 2013, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D.

Visitation and a Vigil Service were Aug. 23 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, and continued Saturday at the church one hour prior to services.

Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 24 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, with the Rev. David Fulton officiating.

Burial was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Fordyce.

Pallbearers were Doyle Becker, Tom Becker, Rob Bock, Kenneth Eickhoff, Steve Keiser, Robert Plath, Duane Potts and Frank Potts.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

David Dennis Albers was born May 7, 1949, in Yankton, S.D., to Ralph and LaVerne C. (Wieseler) Albers. He grew up in Fordyce and attended high school in Fordyce his freshman and sophomore year. He graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School in 1968. David then served in the U.S. Army from February 1970 until October 1971. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from Wayne State College with a business degree. He then graduated from Nevada University, Las Vegas, with a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration. David worked for Tollman-Hundley Hotels, Inc. and received an award as the General Manager of the Year. He remained in Hotel management and moved to Yankton, in 1999 to raise his two daughters. David then managed convenience stores. On April 30, 2006, he purchased the convenience store in Crofton, along with one in Creighton and Allen. David also owned and operated the Chief Bar, Hartington.

David liked snow skiing, baseball, any college sport, mowing and being active in supporting the local communities. He was a member of the Crofton American Legion Post #128.

David is survived by his two daughters, Jessica Maria Albers, Yankton, S.D., and Nicole Maria Albers, Lincoln; sister, Judy, and her husband, Bob Plath, Omaha; and brother, Randy Albers, Hayward, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and LaVerne Albers; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Albers.