Woodward – The funeral for Herbert A. Albers, 61, will be at 2 PM Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Buffalo. The Reverends Paul Rummage and Russell Duck will officiate. Burial with graveside rites by the VFW, Post 1335 of Woodward will be in Elmwood Cemetery under direction of Zwanziger – Stecher Funeral Home.
He was born August 19, 1932, in Vesta, Nebraska, to Adolph and Eula C. Harvey Albers and died Wednesday, June 15, 1994 in an automobile accident east of Fort Supply.
On November 3, 1973, he married Allene Rose Ehrlich in Buffalo. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the State Highway Department. He also was a member of the American Legion Post in Buffalo and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Bill R. Albers of Azle, Texas, Brad Albers of Edmond, Wayne Kellen of Stelle, Illinois, and Vernon Kellen of Shattuck; one daughter, Cari Rush of Edmond; one brother, LeRoy of Midwest city, two sisters, Betty Burgess of Fort Supply and Lila Clark of Mustang; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Highway worker killed in accident
Fort Supply – A semi-– tractor trailer struck an Oklahoma Department of Transportation truck Wednesday, killing a state highway worker riding on the truck's running board, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Herbert Albers, 61, of Woodward, was pronounced dead at a Woodward hospital. OHP troopers said a southeast bound truck driven by Ricky Don Trent, 43, of Rocky, Oklahoma, and passed a car along US 270 near Fort supply, then pulled back into the right-hand lane of an undivided four – lane highway, striking the rear of and ODOT truck traveling 35 mph along the shoulder with yellow lights flashing. Trent was treated for head injuries and released. ODOT truck driver Thomas Earl Ford, 59, of Woodward, was hospitalized in stable condition with head and back injuries. Another passenger, Edward L. Frazier, 28, of Woodward, refused medical attention. Albers was ejected 31 feet from the truck the OHP said, and then the truck overturned on him, pinning Albers underneath for about 20 minutes. Seatbelts were not in use in either truck, the OHP said.
The accident happened about 4 PM Wednesday.
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