Eleanor Anna Albertsen, 78, of Dysart, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart under the care of Unity Point Hospice. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart with Pastor James R. Radatz officiating. Interment will follow at Keystone Cemetery in Keystone. Visitation will be held Monday, February 22, 2016 from 4-7 PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart.
Eleanor was born on March 21, 1937, at home, south of La Porte City, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Cohrt) Gimm. She was baptized and confirmed in LaPorte City.
She graduated from Vinton High School in 1955.
On November 27, 1955, she was united in marriage to Duane Albertsen at the St. John Lutheran Church in Keystone. Eleanor was a homemaker and previously cleaned homes for several families in the area as well as businesses. She also catered at the Dysart Country Club and volunteered at the Dysart Elementary School. She loved to bake and made wonderful cinnamon rolls, cookies and rye bread. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. Eleanor was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart where she was active in the Women of Zion Circle.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-years, Duane of Dysart; four children, Cindy (Mark) Tomlinson of Traer, Lori (Todd) Kruse of Tama, Andrea (Craig) Krafka of Dysart and Mark Albertsen of Dysart; seven grandchildren, Steffanie (Kevin) Bonnstetter, Dallas (Kaitie) Tomlinson, Ashley Kruse, Amy Krafka (Peter Eikamp), Nicole Krafka, Marcus and Lucas Albertsen; one great-granddaughter, Bristol Tomlinson; one sister, Marie Eighmey of Denver, IA; two aunts, Ella Potter of Keystone and Velma Childers of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Dennis in infancy; and one brother, Johnnie Gimm.
Memorials may be directed to the Dysart Ambulance Service.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is handling the arrangements.