Curtis W. Alber

December 18, 1946March 16, 2013

Curtis W. Alber West Des Moines Curtis W. Alber, 66, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Kavanagh House on 56th Street in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at McLaren’s Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Curtis was born December 18, 1946 in Des Moines, IA to William Otto and Grace Alber. He enjoyed sailing his 32 inch model yacht. He was a member of the American Model Yachting Association and enjoyed taking road trips. Curtis is survived by his wife, Jane Alber; uncle, Robert Worthington; nephew, Ken Cook; many cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Fararline Cook and brother-in-law, Bob Cook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Kavanagh House, 900 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Larry Martindale

March 23, 2013

Dear Jane:
Betty and I were so saddened by the recent passing of Curtis. This was a complete shock to both of us as we missed the obituary in the Register and didn't even realize Curtis was ill. We remember so well your wedding with our two children, especially Garret and his antics. You and Curtis were so cute and loveable at that wedding. I so fondly remember you and your wonderful teaching at Charles L. Watrous. My, you were a excellent teacher and leader in our building. So caring and loving with children, other staff members, and the entire Watrous community. My first notice of Curtis' passing came when I ran into your childhood classmate, Steve Cox, at the tennis club yesterday. Steve told me about Curtis. It sure brought back a lot of wonderful memories of the three of us at Watrous. Those were wonderful days. We know the days ahead will be difficult for you but also know that the love of Christ will be with you now and forever and you may rest assured that Curtis in no longer suffering. Last night at Family Nite, Betty's brother, the Rev Richard Hutton, mentioned to me that he officiated at Curtis' funeral and had a wonderful talk with both you and Steve. What a coincidence. God works in many ways. Please give us a call if we can be of any help whatsoever at 240-7362. God will be with you and with us all until the end of our days.
Bless you Jane.

Suzi (Wilmore) Burris

March 21, 2013

Mrs. Alber, the Wilmore family (former Southside neighbors and former student of yours) is so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Deb Richter (Morrissey Fine Jewelry)

March 20, 2013

Jane I am so sorry for your loss. Curt was a wonderful man. I so enjoyed when he & you came into the store. He will be missed. My thoughts & prayers will be with you.

Sherry (Niles) Hicks

March 20, 2013

So sorry for your loss

Joyce Modeland

March 19, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Curt. I have so many fond memories of the two of you. Curt had such a wonderful sense of humor and will be missed by many. God bless you Jane.

Tammy Colegrove ARNP

March 19, 2013

Jane, So sorry to hear about Curtis

Susan Cox Glenn

March 19, 2013

Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your heart must be broken and I feel awful for you. Know you are being prayed for and remembered during this very sad time in your life. Cherish your memories and know that God will see you through this difficult time. My memories of our childhood are dear to me and, of course, you play a huge part in that fun we had. Know you are loved.
Susy Cox Glenn

Carol Conner

March 19, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, Curtis and I went to school together and he was always a wonderful person.Carol McCullough Conner

March 19, 2013

Jane, I've wondered about you so often through the years...I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Curt...My prayers and thoughts are with you..
Dee Copic (Deloris Stanley)