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Dennis John Alber, MTh, OFS

October 25, 1949 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Dennis John Alber, age 72, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021, surrounded by his family at home in Copperas Cove. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, TX with burial following at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-6:30 PM with a Rosary following at Viss Family Funeral Home on Monday, November 15, 2021.  

Dennis was born on October 25, 1949, in Freeport, NY to the late Julius and Margaret (Bentzinger) Alber. In 1969, he graduated from Freeport High School and was drafted into the United States Army in 1970. Dennis completed his AIT training and came home and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara J. Notheis on April 17, 1971, at Our Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Freeport. During his time, he served in the Freeport Fire Department, Patriot Hose Co. #4.  In 1977, Dennis reenlisted in the Army and served for over 20 years retiring as a SSG. After his time with the Army, Dennis dedicated his life to ministry. He served as a pastor to several different churches. He received his Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University. He worked hard and was proud of his degree. Dennis was also a Professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order, Padre Pio Fraternity; 4th Degree Knight of Columbus where he was a past Grand Knight. Dennis enjoyed driving the HOP bus in Copperas Cove where he could interact with all kinds of people. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife in the RV. Together they made many memories traveling all across the United States.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Alber; and sister, Lois M. Bennett.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Alber; three sons, John J. Alber and wife, Sara, Christopher R. Alber; Jeremy Alber and wife, Malissa; sister, Gail E. Colucci; four grandchildren, Dylan B. Alber, Joshua B. Alber, Makayla B. Alber, Lucas R. Alber; and many nieces and nephews. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Viss Family Funeral Home
1614 South FM116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Rosary
Monday
November 15, 2021

6:30 PM
Viss Family Funeral Home
1614 South FM116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
November 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church (Georgetown Road, TX)

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