Leland and Katie Albertson Anniversary

Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 10:59 am
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Leland and Katie Albertson, Milan, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 10, 2012.
Mr. and Mrs. Albertson married in 1947 in Mountain Home, Ark.
Leland trained in Louisiana for the Air Force as a B-17 tail gunner. He was stationed overseas in occupied Erding, Germany, where he flew photography missions on a B-29 and trucked German civilian employees to the base before returning home in 1946. He worked in the Quad-Cities for Alcoa and Case before retiring from Eagle Signal with 31 years of service. Leland then worked for Ridgecrest Retirement Village until becoming a cancer survivor at age 65.
Katie Albertson worked in the delivery room as a technician at Moline Public Hospital for almost 20 years, where she was present for the births of nieces, nephews and grandchildren. After the hospital closed, she worked for Franciscan Medical Center in central supply for nearly 15 years before retiring.
The Albertsons are the parents of two sons, Leland Jr., Rock Island; and Richard (Marla) Albertson, Moline. The Albertsons have five grandchildren, Andrew Albertson, Erin Randall, Kelly Banik, Rick Albertson and W.J. Albertson. They have 13 great-grandchildren, Abbey, Alex, Audrey, Austin, Bailey, Cameron, Courtney, Hillary, Megan, Michael, Riley, Sophie and Victoria, and one in heaven, Landry.
Leland and Katie enjoyed bowling, fishing, music, yardwork, creating woodcrafts and still like playing cards and spending time with their family.
A card shower is planned for the Albertsons. Please send cards to 1016 7th St. W., Milan. IL 61264.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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