Obit: Aldach, Albert W. (1919 – 2009)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Aldach, Pior, Burnett, Hurlburt, Rogstad, Sterner, Duggan, Stenulson, Johnson, Oelrich, Upham, Nathan


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) September 30, 2009


Aldach, Albert W. “Shorty” (19 April 1919 – 23 September 2009)


Albert W. “Shorty” Aldach, 90, of Blair, formerly of Black River Falls and Taylor, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls surrounded by his family in love and prayer.


Albert was born April 19, 1919, in rural Taylor to Herman and Nellie (Pior) Aldach.  He grew up on the family farm in the Pine Creek area.  Some of his fondest memories were working for farmers in Owatonna, MN.  He returned to the family farm when his father passed away to assist his mother.


Albert was a devout Catholic, a loving, caring husband and father and known for his sense of humor. Shorty enjoyed dancing, reading, traveling, fishing and hunting.  He farmed, did road construction, worked in the woods and was employed by the Jackson Box Factory, worked at the Pigeon Falls Creamery, Bangor Creamery as well as the South Alma Cheese Factory.  He was also known for painting and whitewashing barns.


Shorty married Mildred Burnett May 7, 1946, in Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Black River Falls.


Albert is survived by his wife, Mildred; 11 children: Ellen (Douglas) Hurlburt of Black River Falls, David Aldach of Merrillan, Barbara (William) Rogstad of Taylor, Katherine (Randy) Sterner of Hudson, Nancy (Dennis) Duggan of Columbia City, IN, Peter (Rita) Aldach of Modesto, CA, Susette (Lonnie Stenulson of Taylor, Connie (Kenneth) Johnson of Hixton, Michael Aldach of Whitehall, Steven (Diane) Aldach of Humbird and Sherrie (Roger) Oelrich of Whitehall; 39 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Shorty was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Ann; a son, Charles; six grandchildren; a sister, Mary Aldach; and a half sister, Selma Upham.


A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Ansgar’s Catholic Church in Blair with Father Nathan officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in rural Taylor.


Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Saint Ansgar’s Catholic Church in Blair, where a rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m.  Friends also called one hour prior to the service Saturday.


The Jack Funeral Home in Blair assisted the family with arrangements.



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