Albert Junior Ree
Albert Junior Ree, 92, Schoenchen, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 surrounded by family at his daughter’s home in Hays.
He was born March 19, 1927 in Ellis County, the son of Albert Herman and Barbara Ann (Peters) Ree. On September 17, 1946 he was united in marriage to Rita Mae Dreiling in Plainville. They celebrated 48 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on October 5, 1994. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, and St. Anthony church council. Albert lived his entire life on the piece of land in southwest Ellis County where he was born. A lifelong farmer and rancher, he loved nothing more than working in the fields and tending to his cattle herd. He was always up for a good joke, a laugh, and loved to tell stories. He especially enjoyed telling tall tales and teasing his grandchildren. He loved to fish and hunt and enjoyed hosting groups of hunters opening day of pheasant season for over 50 years.
Survivors include two sons; Albert L. Ree and wife Lisa of Schoenchen, Gary Ree and Terri Nickolson of Smith Center, two daughters; Barbara White and husband Joe of Kanopolis, and Sharen Feltis and husband Gary of Hays, nine grandchildren; Carmen Rouse, Deanna Radke, Donell Aronson, Craig Werth, Denise Miller, Clifton Werth, Adrea Katzenmeier, Albert Taylor Ree, and Jessica Sutton, 14 great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and two step great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rita Mae, a sister; Alberta Wasinger, a great granddaughter; Lyric Radke, and three step great grandsons; Derreck, Devon, and Dexter Urban.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Schoenchen. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday and from 8:30 am until 9:30 on Thursday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:00 pm followed by a vigil service at 6:30 pm, all on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Anthony Cemetery Fund. Condolences and memories of Albert may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com
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