Doris Alberts

May 29, 1928 ~ May 4, 2021 (age 92)


Mass of Christian Burial for Doris Alberts, 92, of Groton will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 18th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.  Father Tom Hartman will officiate.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.

Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. with a wake service and rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Doris passed away May 4, 2021 at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen.  

Doris Norene Alberts was born May 29, 1928 to Michael Schliesman and Catherine (Giessinger) Schliesman at Milbank,SD.  She attended St Lawrence Catholic school through high school and graduated in 1946.  After graduation she attended Presentation Heights Nursing school in Aberdeen and graduated in 1949.  She was proud to wear her cap and pin.  She was working at St Luke’s Hospital where she met George Alberts, Jr. who was one of her patients. They were married June 5th, 1950 at St Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank, SD.

Doris and George moved to Putney where George was farming.  In 1957, they bought the house and land that they called home and raised 3 children.  Doris continued her nursing career, working for St Luke’s Hospital, Brown County Public Health, various doctor offices and Gerber Professional Assn.  She retired in 1990.

She belonged to St John the Baptist Church and SEAS Catholic Church in Groton, SD Nursing Association, Putney Ladies Aide and Putney bridge club.  Doris and George enjoyed going dancing and entertaining family and friends. She enjoyed doing crocheting, knitting, hardanger and counted cross stitch.  Many family and friends have things that she made.

Celebrating her life are 3 children, Marilyn (David) Anderson of Van Meter, IA, Michael Alberts of Groton and Brenda Henley of Littleton, CO, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren, one sister Nancy (Richard) Stump of Boise, ID, 3 sisters-in-law Kathy (Leon) Schleisman of Milbank Mavis Kirschenmann of Aberdeen and Arliss Alberts of Aberdeen.  

She is preceded in death by her husband George,  her parents, one sister and two brothers.


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