Jeanette H. Harker-Albin, of Niles

Published 9:17 am Monday, February 11, 2019

Sept. 28, 1930 — Feb. 7, 2019

Jeanette H. Harker-Albin, 88, of Niles, passed away at The Center for Hospice in South Bend, on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Jeanette was born on Sept. 28, 1930, to the late Herman R. and Dora C. (Kale) Exner in Niles.

Jeanette H. Harker-Albin

She graduated from Niles High School class of 1948. Jeanette worked as a receptionist at Pawating Hospital in the X-Ray department for several years. On Oct. 10, 1998, she wed Charles “Chuck” Albin at a ceremony in Niles.

After retirement, she would winter in Arizona. Jeanette loved spending time with her family, especially watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sporting events. In her free time, she enjoyed playing cards, and watching the Chicago Bears and her beloved Cubbies. She also enjoyed following her soap opera stories, particularly “The Young and The Restless.” She was very savvy connecting with friends and family on Facebook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Herman J. (Bonnie) Exner.

Jeanette is survived by her husband, Chuck Albin, of Arizona; daughter, Nan (Pete) Countess, of Niles; two grandchildren, Cathie (Tracy) Waggoner, of Niles, and Todd (Andrea) Countess, of Stevensville; four great-grandchildren; Mason and Mehgan Waggoner, and Addison and Hayden Countess; several nieces and nephews; Chucks’ children, Richard (Myana) Albin; John (Jane) Albin; Bill (Jill) Albin and Kathy Pletcher; all of Arizona; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place, and she will be laid to rest with her mother and father in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to The Center for Hospice, Intermediate Care Unit, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, of Niles.