Harlan "HaHa" L. Alberts Sr., 79, of Taylorville, passed away November 6, 2012 at 3:10pm at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born April 11, 1933 in Moweaqua, the son of William Cecil and Lucille (Baughman) Alberts.  He Married Rinda Lee Cozad in September, 1958 in Miami, OK and later they divorced and Rinda passed away in October, 1984.  He was in the U S Army, retiring in June, 1974 and he worked at Franks Food Fair and Baughman Oster in Taylorville.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville.

He is survived by companion, Deborah Denbow of Taylorville; sons, Harlan Larue Alberts Jr. (Companion Ruby Mills) of Taylorville and Howard Beau (Donna) Alberts of Taylorville; daughters, Tanny (Wayne) Mitchell of Morrisonville and Dawn (Robert) Willard of Taylorville; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy (Frank) Scholes of Taylorville, Stella (Roy) Alvey of Enid, OK. and Karen Stephens of Cahokia; brothers, John (Sharon) Alberts of Bloomington and Gary Butch (Muffy) Alberts of Taylorville; half brother James "Jim" (Brenda) Clarke Jr. of Aurora, CO.; several nieces, nephews and cousins and canine furbabies, Andy and Mandy.  He was preceded by parents, one infant son, two infant daughters, one grandson, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Dr. Charles Banning officiating.  Cremation will follow funeral services.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Visitation will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5-7pm and Friday, from 2-3pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at P O Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK. 73123-1718 or VFW Post 4495 515 West Ave. Taylorville, IL.  62568.

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