Gene Alberts, 69, of Dell Rapids passed away on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. His funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Reformed Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the Logan Reformed Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2012 at Kahler Funeral Home with the family present at 6:00 p.m. and a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
Gene Herman Alberts was born at Dell Rapids on June 24, 1943 the son of Herman and Marvel (Johnson) Alberts. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school until high school when he attended and then graduated from Trent High School in 1961. He married Kathy Krempges in Dell Rapids. He worked for John Deere in Pipestone, MN and then for Kayser Implement in Dell Rapids as a tractor mechanic. He retired in 1988.
Gene was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, camper and gardener. He and his children and grandchildren worked the garden and sold vegetables every summer until 2009. He was a 20 year member of AA.
He is survived by his daughters, Jami Alberts (Brian) of Trent and Niki Alberts (Brian) and family of Crooks; his two granddaughters, Ashley and RaeAnne; his long time companion, Jean Leonard; his sister, Ellen (Doug) Carroll of Stillwater, KS; his brother, Merle (Faith) Alberts of Dell Rapids; his sister-in-law, Barb Alberts of Colman, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Arnold.