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.
To my Uncle who will be greatly misses by many. I will never forget the fun times when I was young and his teasing about my freckles. He has now joined his sister in heaven.
Posted by: Christine Pflasterer – New Athens, IL – Family Apr 17, 2017
Helen and family
My deepest sympathies to you. There are no words to say but may you will find strength, during this time and future. Life will never be the same, however you have many years of great memories to keep you going!!! Thinking of you, my heart is heavy.
Posted by: Karen Safly – Ridgeway, MO – Friend Apr 17, 2017
Marlin was a dear friend to my late father, George, my son, Lee, and myself. I enjoyed hunting coyotes with Marlin and riding with him during the hunts. He loved to play cards with all of his friends during deer season. I never met a nicer person and he would do anything for you. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by: Randy Renner – Washington, MO – Family Friend Apr 17, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Marlin’s passing. My dad knew him, and his niece was a friend of mine in high school. My condolences to the family.
Posted by: Chiyoko Louise Gussin nee Miller – Desert Hot Springs, CA – Acquaintance Apr 17, 2017
Marlin held a special place in so many hearts. He was a blessing on this earth and will be remembered forever. He was a patient man and was respected by those around him, including our three children who learned coyote hunting skills from him and, above all, enjoyed his company. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, Marlin.
The Bingel Family
Posted by: Laurie Bingel – Mairssa, IL – Family Friend Apr 17, 2017
Deepest condolences to you and your family. We send our sympathy and prayers.
Posted by: Lisa Licameli – Maryland Heights, MO – Friend Apr 18, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marlin. I was a surveyor at Peabody on Marlin’s survey crew in the late 70’s and greatly admired him. He was a great mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Posted by: Barry Hennessy – Fort Branch, IN – Friend Apr 18, 2017
Our deepest condolences to you and your family Helen. Wish I could have spent more time with my cousin. He will be dearly missed. Kim and Nancy Feldt
Posted by: Kim Feldt – Columbus, MT Apr 18, 2017
He taught me alot about surveying in property corners
Posted by: Vic Daiber – Waterloo, IL – coworker Apr 18, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss. Marlin was a fine person and I know he will be missed but God is caring for him now. Cherish all of the memories of him.
Posted by: Lonna Leonard – Norfolk, VA Apr 18, 2017
Helen, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Marlin was a fine person and will be greatly missed…but he is now in God’s care. Cherish your memories of him.
Posted by: Lonna Leonard – Norfolk, VA Apr 18, 2017
Dear Helen, Mark, Dawn and Families, My thoughts and prayers are with each in the coming days without Marlin. A lifetime of memories as all of us grew up in New Athens. Trust in God’s promise of everlasting life that you will meet again. With Christian Love, Fran Axley
Posted by: Fran Axley – NAPLES, FL – Family Friend Apr 19, 2017