Ross Edward Albers
March 11, 1944 – February 21, 2019
Ross Edward Albers of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away peacefully, February 21, at the age of 74 years and 11 months with family by his side. He was born in Springdale, Arkansas, March 11, 1944, to the late Edward and Verna (Stettnisch) Albers. At the age of 3, he moved with his parents to Arapahoe, Nebraska, where he was raised and graduated from Arapahoe High School. He was the Salutatorian and a National Merit Scholar, He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed in his Christian faith in 1958.
He married his high school Senior Prom date, Carol Gehring, September 4, 1966, while attending the University Of Nebraska, where he served as Chaplain of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. His active duty included serving in the Special Weapons Ordinance Corp., with a Top Secret Clearance, earning the rank of Captain. After deployment in Maryland, Kansas, Korea and New Mexico, he resumed his employment with Farmland Industries as a Chemical Engineer for 28 years. In 1991 he took a new position as an Operations Manager for The Coastal Corporation in Houston, Texas. In 1995 he became a District Representative for Thrivent Financial.
After his retirement, he was actively involved in playing tennis, Habitat for Humanity, and volunteering at Interfaith of The Woodlands. He also held a Private Pilots License. Ross's sense of adventure and love for travel, especially cruising with his wife, family and friends and his active involvement in Living Word Lutheran Church, made his life full. His true passion was for his family, especially his grandchildren.
Ross is preceded in death by his sister, Mabel Hornaday, and brother, Richard Albers. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carol; their son, Jason, his wife, Kim, and grandchildren, Colton and Cadyn, of Magnolia, Texas; nephew, Richard Albers, and his wife, Pat, of Leesburg, Florida.
The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Living Word Lutheran Church, 9500 North Panther Creek Drive, in The Woodlands, Texas. A celebration of Ross's life will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by a reception. A committal service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Living Word Lutheran Church, 9500 N Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381; Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E Main Street, Tomball, Texas 77375; or the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
- Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
- Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- Reception Wednesday, February 27, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Ross Edward Albers
March 8, 2019
Dear Carol and Family,
So sorry to read of your loss. Since your mother is gone we never cross paths, however, I always remember you. I hope Ross did not suffer long. God is Good! His plan for Ross is fulfilled. I remember his mother and how kind she was. I will hold you in my heart and prayers and may God bring you comfort and peace. You two were meant for each other and made a beautiful couple. You will be together again. Love and prayers. Carol Ziebell
Eric & Morgan Honeycutt
February 27, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you remember your loved one. We pray that God holds you close and gives you strength.
February 27, 2019
We have many fond memories of Ross through our years of friendship. I hope the Lord gives you comfort in the reassurance that you will spend eternity together.
February 25, 2019
Many great memories of Ross through school years from Kindergarten through High School. I have included a photo of the Arapahoe High School 50 year class reunion in 2012. Had a great chance to visit with Ross and Carol during this event. Had to laugh that even after all these years, he still called me Clem. Words just cannot express my thoughts at this time. Carol and Family, may the Lord be with you at this difficult time. Sincerely Ken and Colleen Wendland
February 24, 2019
Dear Carol, Jason and family - We were so sorry to hear that Ross passed away. He was a great guy, and always had a warm smile and friendly countenance. We know he will be greatly missed by you and will pray that God holds you close as you grieve. May you be comforted with the reassurance that this is only temporary, and you will be reunited for eternity. We send you our heartfelt sympathy and love. Lanny and Linda Semmler