Marlin Dale Albert, 81, of New Athens, IL; born on May 13, 1935 in Freeburg, IL; passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Mr. Albert was a surveyor for Peabody Coal Company for 37 years. He was a graduate of New Athens High School and attended Ranken Technical Institute in St. Louis, MO. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL. He served his country in the United States National Guard. Marlin was a member of the New Athens Sportsman Club, the Illinois Federation of Hunting Dogs and the Illinois Nut Growers Association. Marlin was a great lover of the outdoors and nature. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and had a passion for hunting coyotes. With his wife, Helen, he planted thousands of tree saplings and enjoyed grafting different varieties and placed countless bluebird houses.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Elmer and Luella, nee Feldt, Albert. His stepfather – Ben Deichmann. One sister – Darleen Engel.
He is survived by his loving wife Helen, nee Seligmiller, Albert whom he married in November 12, 1960. His children – Mark (Evonne) Albert and Dawn (Jim) Lindhorst. His grandchildren – Sadie (Andrew McDonald – fiance) Albert; Wyatt Albert; Kurt Lindhorst; Tyler Lindhorst. Sister-in-law – Mabel (Charles) Weik. Brother-in-law – Jim Engel. Nephew – Dale Engel. Niece – Christine (Mike) Pflasterer.
Memorials may be made to the New Athens Sportsman Club or St. John United Church of Christ.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.