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Justin Albers

Justin J. Albers, age 34, of Willmar, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 8, at his home in Willmar.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Crossroads Community Church in Spicer. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. www.petersonbrothers.com

Justin John Albers was born on June 12, 1982, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Terrence and Michele (Ronning) Albers. He grew up in Willmar, was baptized and confirmed at the Willmar United Methodist Church and graduated from Willmar High School in 2001. Justin attended Ridgewater College and Dunwoody Institute and earned his degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. He was employed at Rebar Fab in New Brighton. In 2010, Justin suffered a life changing illness (a stroke) that caused his early retirement. In 2014, he moved to Willmar. His hobbies included boating, golfing, snowboarding, music, photography, traveling, food and adventures.

Justin loved nothing more than spending time with his friends and family. He especially enjoyed going on trips with friends whether it was snowboarding in Montana, a weekend in Vegas, or a long stay in Mexico with his family, he was always looking forward to his next vacation. He knew how to enjoy the finer things in life, and looked good doing it. (Nobody could wear a suit and tie like he could!) More than anything else, Justin loved being an uncle. The first thing he would talk about was his nephews, and while it was not long enough, he cherished every moment with them. Justin will be remembered as a fiercely loyal friend, a treasured brother to his sisters Trisha and Megan, and a beautiful first child and loving son to his parents, Terry and Michele.

He is survived by his parents, Terry and Michele Albers of Willmar; sisters, Trisha (and Sam) Neubauer, and their children, Jax and Jett, of Bird Island and Megan Albers of Willmar; and maternal grandparents, Jane and Ron Ronning of Willmar, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Fred and Mildred Albers.


OCT 15. 11:00 AM

Cross Roads Community Church

3400 113th Avenue Northeast

Spicer, MN, US, 56288



OCT 15. 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cross Roads Community Church

3400 113th Avenue Northeast

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


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Dish Garden with Fresh Cut Flowers was purchased for the family of Justin J. Albers.

October 11, 2016 at 07:19 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

White Sympathy Standing Baskets was purchased for the family of Justin J. Albers.

October 12, 2016 at 06:22 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Justin and I were in Ski club together in HS and he was always so happy and positive he will be missed but never forgotten! RIP Buddy!

Justin Jones - October 13, 2016 at 01:35 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you as you deal with the devastating loss of your son. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Tim and Lynne Morton and family.

Tim and Lynne Morton - October 13, 2016 at 07:36 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.Kent and Stacy Johnson

stacy johnson - October 13, 2016 at 07:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm a retired teacher from the HS and Justin was a kind and caring young man who cared deeply for his family. I also had Trisha and she always spoke of her family with highest respect. She often would ask to go see her sister, who was just down the hall from my classroom. You have done an amazing job of parenting. I am thinking of you during this tough time and I pray that you find comfort and peace from our loving Savior, from the strength of your family, friends, and from those who you have never met. Justin is at peace and would want that for his family as difficult as this is.

Kathy Schammel - October 14, 2016 at 10:23 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

The O'Brien Family lit a candle in memory of Justin J. Albers

The O''Brien Family - October 14, 2016 at 02:30 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our Prayers are with all of Justin's family and friends, May he rest in His Fathers arms in heaven, God Bless,Michael, Stacey Kasey Mat and Dallen O'Brien

Michael - October 14, 2016 at 02:34 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

From the BOLD Elementary Staff purchased the Healing Tears - All White for the family of Justin J. Albers.

From the BOLD Elementary Staff - October 14, 2016 at 03:44 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all of the special memories shared with Justin. He was an incredible friend to all of us and will be deeply missed. We have made a donation to the MN Stroke Association in memory of Justin.Our love,University of Minnesota GalsDunja Kecman, Maggie Bennett, Erin Beckel, Laura Riemma, Kim Kaylor, Amanda Hale, Jamie Woychek, Kristin Bil and Brooke Sterbenz <3

Brooke S - October 14, 2016 at 08:53 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM