Pat was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant, childcare provider and homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeburg, IL and served as a quilter, funeral lunch volunteer and eucharistic minister at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Eugene “Gene” J. Albers; a daughter, Judy; two son-in-laws, Steve Wagoner and Brad Kehrer; her parents, Albert and Agnes, nee Rabe, Knoth; three brothers, Lawrence “Larry”, Gerald “Gary”, and Francis; a sister, Evelyn “Evie”; two sisters-in-law, Elvira, Chris and Patricia “Pat”; and two brothers-in-law, Gus Hommel and Al Bozada.
Surviving are children, Cheri (Ron) Albers of Trenton IL, Steve Wuebbels, Peggy (Dale) Staley of Freeburg IL; son-in-law Carl Ottensmeier of Trenton IL; stepchildren, Ron Albers of Aviston IL, Bonnie (Dennis) Vielweber of Freeburg IL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Harold Knoth Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Nell Knoth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice Illinois and can be mailed to George Renner & Funeral Home, 120 North Illinois Street, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Per Pat’s wishes, there will be a private, family-only graveside service. She will be buried next to her beloved husband, Gene, in Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville IL.