March 22, 1895 - May 22, 1956
Albert served in WWI in Russia. While in the military Bert's mother , Delena died. When he returned home he found his young 12 year old sister with no food or clothing or means of taking care of herself. Her father William was an alcoholic and spent most of his money on liquor. Bert insisted his father give him money to get items to furnish her needs. William refused and an argument broke out. Bert tussled his father to the ground taking his money to care for his sister before he drank it away. From then on he took care of Florence until she married in 1924. Albert married his wife Caroline Berka November 21, 1923. He later became a postal carrier for the U.S. Post office in Saginaw.
414 South Fourteenth Street
Passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon at the McGrandy farm on McGrandy Road, Bridgeport Township, Age 63 years. He was born March 22, 1895, in Zilwaukee, and had been a lifelong Saginaw County resident. On Nov. 21, 1923, here he married Caroline Berka. She predeceased him April 28, 1956. The deceased was a member of Pioneer Masonic Lodge No. 79, F.&A.M., the National Letter Carriers Association, the State Letter carriers Association, and the Local Letter Carriers association. He also was a member of American Legion Post 22 and the present chaplain of that Post, surviving are two sisters and one brother, Clarence Dupraw, Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. John Krapohl, Flint, Mrs. William R. Foor, Saginaw, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the Reitz funeral Home. Rev. Alma Eastman will officiate, with burial in forest lawn Cemetery, and will be under the auspices of Pioneer Masonic Lodge No. 79, F.&A.M. Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Wednesday.