Margaret Lucille Albert, 93, of Niles

Published 9:19am Tuesday, November 12, 2013

June 16, 1920 — Nov. 9, 2013

Margaret Lucille Albert, age 93 of Niles died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Cass County Medial Care Facility following an extended illness. Margaret was born June 16, 1920 in Mishawaka to Jesse James and Frances (Cheney) Wood. In 1939, Margaret married Elbert Scott. Later, on May 19, 1956, she married Frederick Albert, with whom she celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.


Margaret was an Avon representative for 50 years, retiring in 1997 and achieving No. 1 Sales Representative in southwest Michigan for several years. Margaret worked her younger years at Simplicity Pattern in Niles and for 10 years at Bendix Corporation. She enjoyed her annual Florida trips with her husband, Fred, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Margaret was a Christian and was very active at Huntly Memorial Baptist Church in Niles. Over many years she was a Sunday School teacher, deaconess and a pulpit committee member, but she most enjoyed her position as the church organist.

Surviving family includes three children, Donna Linde (Gary) Shaw, Gloria (Werner) Linde and Paul (Donna) Scott; 11 grandchildren, Horst Linde, Jr., Ron Linde, Lori Carberry, Kathy Frakes, David Linde, Christina Mattiford, Werner Linde, Wendell Linde, Theresa Hershberger, Kimberly Keck and Ray Scott; 19 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, one brother, Marvin (Anne) Wood and nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Wood and Paul Wood.

Funeral services for Margaret Lucille Albert will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Huntly Memorial Baptist Church, Niles with Pastor Ronald Smith of Niles officiating. Interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles.

Donations in memory of Margaret may be made to Huntly Memorial Baptist Church, Niles or to the organization of choice.

The Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements.

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