Robert E. Albers age 96 of Wisner

Robert E. Albers age 96 of Wisner
June 14, 1927 - September 4, 2023

Robert E. “Bob” Albers age 96 of Wisner, NE passed away on Monday, September 4, 2023 at the Wisner Care Center. Funeral services will be on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE with Pastor Jared Hartman officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Wisner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Robert E. Albers was born June 14, 1927 at Wisner, NE to Theodore and Jennie (Smidt) Albers.  Robert was baptized at home and confirmed March 19, 1942 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner.  He attended Wisner Public School and in 1943 moved to Canyon, TX where he attended Canyon High School.

Robert served in the U. S. Army Ordinance from 1946 to 1947 spending a year in South Korea as part of the occupation forces.  After being honorably discharged, he returned to Wisner.

On November 17, 1957, Robert was united in marriage to Elaine Hollman at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Wisner, NE.  Elaine passed away in 2022.

In 1949, Robert worked for Albert Benzien, masonry contractor, helping with the construction of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner and in 1950 began employment at the Wisner Auto Company.  In 1961, he was employed at the Farmers Union Co-op Association as bookkeeper and later into management.  In 1977, he began duties at the Wisner Elementary School, retiring in 1993.

Robert was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner.  His hobbies included amateur radio and electronics, refinishing old furniture.  He believed in being a good steward of the great outdoors and enjoyed planting trees, gardening, his love for roses, and also just being a good neighbor.

Survivors include:

Children and their families-

Kaye and husband Rick Lippman of Norfolk, NE and family-

Dustin Lippman

Christopher Lippman

David and wife Deborah Albers of Firth, NE and family-

Rachel and husband Joseph Henn and children-Alvina, Brinley and Paetyn

Steven and wife Ashley Albers and children-Landon and Lucas


Wallace Albers of Lincoln, NE

Ted and Marvine Albers of Wisner, NE

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, wife-Elaine, and sister-in-law-Barbara Albers.