1922-2012

Albin H. Schweers, of Lenexa, Kan., died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Lenexa.

A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7023W. 71st St., in Overland Park, Kan.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations t Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Lakeview Village Foundation, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Albin was born to Herman and Cecelia Schweers on March 3, 1922 at Arcadia.

Upon graduation from Arcadia High School he attended a clerical school and in January 1941 began work in Washington, D.C., as a clerk-typist in the War Department.

He entered active military service in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and served in World War II at Guam and was discharged in May 1946.

He attended Iowa State College, where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1950.

Employment included specifications engineer with Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff; Portland Cement Association; Housing and Urban Development Agency; and as a private engineering consultant.

In addition to his engineering career, Albin served for more than 39 combined years in the Army Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserves (1942-1982) retiring as a Brigadier General.

For over 30 years, he volunteered as a liaison officer for the Air Force Academy. Albin was married to Adrienne Joan Alley on Feb. 3, 1951 at Riceville. They lived in Overland Park for 50 years and have lived the past six years in Lenexa.

Their children are Jim, Jill, Jan, and Julie. Albin attended Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he served as a Lecter and was involved with the Knights of Columbus.

Additional interests included teaching AARP 55 Alive driver’s training courses, travel, and spending time with his family and friends.

Albin is survived by his wife, Adrienne Joan of the home; son, Jim of Kansas City, Kan.; daughter Jill Spurrell and husband Jerry of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter Julie Weilert and husband Andy of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren Tom Dwight, Jacqueline Dwight Reed, Benjamin Weilert, Timothy Weilert, and Daniel Weilert; and brothers and sisters Alice Boes of Breda, Robert Schweers of Arcadia, and Charlotte Schweers of Arcadia.

Albin is preceded in death by his sisters Viola Lampman and Marcella Berger; brothers Clarence, Joseph, Leo, Vincent, and Art; daughter, Jan Dwight; and grandson, Paul Caleb Spurrell.