Richard (Dick) Albert: 1941-2012
Richard (Dick) Albert
Richard (Dick) Albert, known as Albear, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home on South Padre Island, Texas. He was born on Dec. 8, 1941, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the son of Charles and Elsie (Yoss) Albert. He attended St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1959. In high school, Dick received many awards for his participation in band and orchestra playing tuba and bass. He also proudly pitched for the Lincoln High School baseball team. After high school, he went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from UW Stevens Point and a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the TEKE fraternity.
He enjoyed both snow and water skiing. He was one of the first members of the Wisconsin Rapids Aqua Skiers helping form the water ski club. His kite flying act and barefoot skiing acts were unforgettable. He enjoyed long walks, talking to others and caring for family and friends. He was always there to lend a helping hand.
Dick worked as a planner for Dane County living in Madison, Wis. He then moved to Winter Park in the 60s where he had a water-ski show at Shadow Mountain Reservoir, operated a screen printing business, worked as a ski patroller and race crew member at Winter Park Resort, at the Pinewood Restaurant, as an equipment operator for Morrows Construction, and finally was the owner of Albear Trucking in Clifton. He moved to Texas and became a Realtor, first for Sunrise Real Estate Agency at Los Fresnos and most recently for South Padre Island Coastal Properties.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Elsie Albert and niece Amanda Giese. Dick is survived by two sisters: Wanda (John) Bauer (Auburndale, Wis.) and Cheryl Giese (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service in Wisconsin will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at sunsetfuneralhomergv.com
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