Retired USAF Senior Master Sgt. Norbert F. "Ally" Altgilbers, 93, of Albers, Ill., born June 6, 1917, in Aviston, Ill., died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Countryside Manor in Aviston, Ill.
Mr. Altgilbers was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force in 1961 and retired from the USAF Medical Center at Scott Air Force Base in 1983. He was a member of St. Bernard Parish and Men's Club and the American Legion Post 1026 in Albers, Ill., and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3523 in Carlyle, Ill. Mr. Altgilbers enjoyed gardening.
Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes C. "Aggie," nee Book, Altgilbers, whom he married on June 3, 1947, and who died on May 30, 2010; parents, Henry and Anna, nee Markus, Altgilbers; two brothers, Marcellus "Ceaser" Altgilbers and Roman Altgilbers; a sister, Adeline Wilken; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Medry Altgilbers, Bernard Lampe, Edward Wilken, Ferd and Bernice Book, Ray and Alice Book, Benedict "Dick" Book, Lawrence and Martha Book, Marcella M. and Linus H. "Fuzzy" Vosholler, Eleanor and Leander Voss, Erwin Gerling, Bernadine and Leroy Haake and Andy Lager.
Surviving are a sister, Catherine B. Lampe of Washington, Mo.; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martha Altgilbers of Aviston, Ill., Mary "Snooky" Book Loepker of Albers, Ill., Adela Gerling of Germantown, Ill., Marie Lager of Albers, Ill., and Tom and Vicky Book of Belleville, Ill.; he is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Parish and will be received at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hempenfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers, Ill., with Monsignor Donald Eichenseer officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Albers, Ill.
HEMPEN FUNERAL HOME, Albers, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from November 21 to November 22, 2010