Walter O. Albertus, 93, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Marseilles, died Oct. 17, 2009, in his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marseilles. The Rev. David Ufkes will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday in the church. Seals-Campbell Funeral Home, Marseilles, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Albertus was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Wustenahorn, bei Coburg, Bavaria, Germany to Ludwig and Meta (Hulsz) Albertus. He married Althea Pierson of Ottawa in 1940.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II under Gen. George Patton. He was a member of American Legion Post 235, Marseilles Lions Club, and the Milan (Tenn.) Lions Club.
He was a volunteer for Marseilles Fire Department. He was employed by L-O-F in Ottawa and Seneca Shipyards, owned and operated Marseilles Cleaners, and then was employed by Caterpillar in Joliet until his retirement. He became a citizen of the United States on June 13, 1930.
Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Debra (William) Haag of Sandwich and Denise Jackson of Springfield, Ky.; two sons, Kent Albertus of Manassas, Va., and Merrill (Wini) Albertus of Wheaton; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.