Raymond E. Albus

  • Born: October 22, 1945
  • Died: June 29, 2018
  • Location: Nelson, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

NELSON – Ray Albus, 72 of Nelson died Friday June 29, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born on October 22, 1945 in Rock Falls, the son of Virden Elmer and Viola Mae (Marshall) Albus and was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War having served in Vietnam from October 22, 1965 – September 29, 1967. Ray married LuAnn Lawrence on July 14, 1977 in Dixon. He was employed for 32 ½ years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co retiring as a brick layer. Ray was a life member of the Rock Falls VFW and served as post Commander; and a member of the D.A.V. He enjoyed attending auctions, playing cards, cutting / splitting wood, and sitting in the driveway drinking beer.
Survivors include his wife, LuAnn; his daughter Carrie (Phil) Conderman; his sons: Curtis Albus (Sheila Kurten) and Kyle Albus; two granddaughters: Hannah June and Hailey Rae Conderman and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Burial was at Nelson Cemetery. There was no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Prayers to Curt and family

Posted by Cindy Beeman - Dixon, IL - Family Friend   July 04, 2018

I still can see Uncle Ray when he came home from Vietnam, coming to see Mom and bring her a gift. He was wearing his khaki uniform and I thought he looked so handsome in it. I used to think of him as the young version of Elvis. Lol.
Uncle Ray, you were, and still are, loved by so many, including me. You will be missed deeply.

Posted by Audrey Scott - Tuscaloosa, AL - Family   July 03, 2018

I just loved this man. My heart goes out to all of you. I can only imagine how much your hearts are breaking. Uncle Ray, you will definitely be missed.

Posted by Peggy Balsley - Dixon, IL - Family   July 02, 2018

Uncle Ray we will all miss you. Love you. Your niece Becky Albus ONeal.

Posted by Becky Albus ONeal - Wilson, NC - Family   July 02, 2018

Praying for you all.

Posted by Paula Malone - Benton, KY - Family   July 02, 2018

He was a great man my dad and him was best friends they was always doing something together he is gonna be missed but never forgotten

Posted by Denise Rice - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   July 02, 2018

Wonderful memories for so many years. The poker parties were the best! Always in our hearts.

Posted by Chuck and Ann Devers - Nelson, IL - Friend   July 02, 2018