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Richard Alberts

Richard Alberts

Oct. 10, 1936-May 4, 2014

Former Detroit Lakes resident Richard Alberts, 77, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died in his home on Sunday, May 4, 2014, after a short battle with cancer.

Richard was born to Clyde and Ruth (Canfield)

Alberts on October 10, 1936 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating in 1954. He was formerly married to Mary (Tabor) Lee.

Richard started working with his father, selling hearing aids. He and Mary started Alberts Sound Service. They also owned Hanson Radio & TV, Radio Shack, Tandy Leather and a Motorola band radio business.

After retiring he moved to Arizona and worked for Serve-Mart as an electronic technician, then at Wal-Mart until his death.

He was a member of the local Civil Air Patrol in Detroit Lakes, and of the Eagles.

Surviving Richard are his children, Steven (Leigh) of Bemidji, Jeffrey of Detroit Lakes, David (Melody) of Minot, N.D., and Kathy (Duane) Kosprick of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; grandson, Austin and granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Krista and Kylie.

A celebration of Richard's life will be held this Sunday, June 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club.

A memorial service was held in Apache Junction.

Family requests that any memorials should benefit a local hospice.

Wyman Cremation & Burial Chapel in Apache Junction served the family.