October 28, 1931 - October 1, 2021
Willard A. Albert, 89, went to his heavenly home on October 1, 2021, while sleeping in his longtime farm home. He was born in Canton, Ohio on October 28, 1931, to William and Eva Albert, who preceded him in death. He was one of nine children, of which two survive. Willard served his country in the Army and fought in Korea. At 19 years of age he was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for heroism, as he led 30 members of his outfit to safety after an ambush near Waegwan, South Korea. He was wounded during that time and also received a Purple Heart, still carrying bullet fragments in his chest from the wound. He was a factory worker at Timken’s, U.S. Steel and Ohio Poly, and after work enjoyed farming and raising cattle. Willard loved his farm and very seldom wanted to leave his property. He is survived by his beloved wife, Imogene (Haney) Albert; two sons, David (Yan) Albert of Florida, Mikeal (Wendy) Albert of Westerville, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Amy Albert of Sebring, Ohio; ten grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by son, James and daughter, Debra. Calling hours are Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Dodds Funeral Home 129 N. Lisbon St. Carrollton, Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Little Country Church 7886 Ravenna Ave. SE Waynesburg, Ohio. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery in Canton. Many thanks to longtime family friend, George Stepanovich, for his help & care of Willard & the many ways he served the Albert family. The family also wishes to thank Community Hospice for their service and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Community Hospice 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Willard A. Albert, 89, went to his heavenly home on October 1, 2021, while sleeping in his longtime farm home. He was born in Canton, Ohio on October 28, 1931, to William and Eva Albert, who preceded him in death. He was one of nine children,... View Obituary & Service Information
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