Patricia Albers

Patricia Albers
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Patricia “Pat” Albers, 84, of Freeburg IL, born May 3, 1937, in Swansea IL, passed away peacefully under hospice care in her daughter’s home on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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

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.


12 Comments on Patricia Albers

mikaela kehrer said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2021 at 11:46 PM

My peacefully loving and beautiful Grandmother was Patricia Albers. She meant a whole lot to me and always brought joy to my heart when we spoke over the phone. We have nothing but wonderfully sweet memories which I wish could have been more in her last months. May her sweet, loyally faithful & honest soul be reunited with happiness without anymore suffering. My tears of her passing have grown into a paint bucket of water & will turn into a well. But, I know she is in a better place being reunited with her past loved ones that are deceased from Earth as well. For this place is not our home. She will always be remembered, held inside my heart, and dearly remembered as a blessing within my family connections. May my Grandma Pat rest peacefully and live eternal through her soul with Gene and may Jesus be her guiding steps always, -Thank you, Mikaela Kehrer

  • Birmingham
  • AL
Joyce & John Dittmann said : Guest Report May 07, 2021 at 9:50 AM

Sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. She was a very good person and good friend for many years. Will be sadly missed.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois 62243
Greg and Joani Knoth said : Guest Report May 06, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Joani and I are so sad for your loss. We pray that the Good Lord will be by your sides, Cheri and Peggie and families during this sorrowful time. Aunt Pat was one of my favorites and will deeply be missed. The Knoth's are always here for you if and when needed. May Aunt Pat RIP...We send our love and prayers

  • Riverside
  • Ca
Bonnie Decker said : Guest Report May 05, 2021 at 7:54 PM

So sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I met her at St Joe’s and she was so generous with her kindness & time.

  • Savoy
  • IL
Fr Mark Reyling said : Guest Report May 05, 2021 at 4:10 PM

Pat was a wonderful lady. She was a faithful quilter....helped at the funeral lunches...prayed for everyone and anyone...faithful attended Mass at St. Joseph. She will be dearly missed. Prayers to her family. - Fr. Mark Reyling (former pastor at St. Joseph - Freeburg)

  • Herrin
  • IL
Debbie Habell said : Guest Report May 05, 2021 at 9:01 AM

I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Pat. She always had a ready smile and hugs whenever we visited. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers for all of you during this sad time. I wish I were there to give bugs hugs, but know that I am virtually sending them to you.

  • Vista
  • Ca
Marla Vollmer said : Guest Report May 05, 2021 at 7:19 AM

Pat was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever met. I will miss her. Praying for God's peace and comfort for you all.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Joyce Mense said : Guest Report May 04, 2021 at 9:02 PM

Family of Pat Alberts so sorry to hear of her passing she was a wonderful lady hugs to all Joyce

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
The Zipfels said : Guest Report May 04, 2021 at 7:56 PM

We were so very sorry to hear that Pat passed. She was a very special woman and this family loved her very much for all the time, love and care she gave us for so many years. God speed dear Pat. Phill, Lesia, Stephanie and Jason Zipfel

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Al and Kay Toennies said : Guest Report May 04, 2021 at 7:13 PM

Thinking of all you guys at this sad time. Praying that the memories you share will help you through this difficult time. Love you all. RIP Pat.

  • Damiansville
  • Il
Pat Chantos said : Guest Report May 04, 2021 at 5:41 PM

Pat was a gift from God to all who knew her. I will always treasure her friendship and the memories we shared. May her family be consoled by the love and prayers of her many friends and loved ones.

  • Il
Mark & Sharon Gaubatz said : Guest Report May 04, 2021 at 4:26 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Aunt Pat was such a loving & special lady. Always with a smile ... she will be missed by all who knew her. Blessings to the family. —Mark & Sharon

  • Columbia
  • IL

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