Albertsons Celebrate 70th
Leland and Katie Albertson of Milan, Illinois will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on December 10, 2017. Mr. & Mrs. Albertson married in 1947 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Leland trained in Louisiana for the Air Force as a B-17 tail gunner. He was stationed overseas in occupied Erding, Germany where he flew photography missions on a B-29 and trucked German civilian employees to the base before returning home in 1946. He worked in the Quad Cities for Alcoa and Case before retiring from Eagle Signal after 31 years of service. Leland then worked for Ridgecrest Retirement Village until becoming a cancer survivor at age 65.
Katie Albertson worked in the Delivery Room as a Technician at Moline Public Hospital for almost 20 years where she was present for the births of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. After the hospital closed, she worked for Franciscan Medical Center in Central Supply for nearly 15 years before retiring.
The Albertsons are the parents of Leland Jr. of Rock Island, Illinois and Richard (Marla) Albertson of Moline, Illinois who passed away unexpectedly in July of 2016. The Albertsons have five grandchildren, Andrew (Emily) Albertson, Erin (Alan) Randall, Kelly (John) Banik, Rick Albertson, and W.J. (Crista) Albertson. They have 13 great-grand children, Abbey, Alex, Audrey, Austin, Bailey, Cameron, Courtney, Hillary, Megan, Michael, Riley, Sophie, Victoria, and one in heaven, Landry.
Leland & Katie have enjoyed bowling, cooking, fishing, music, yard work, creating woodcrafts and still like playing cards and spending time with family.
A card shower is planned for the Albertsons. Please send cards to their home at 1016 Seventh Street West, Milan, IL 61264.