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Albin Sindelar

August 27, 2018 GMT

HOWELLS — Services for Albin K. Sindelar, 69, Howells, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Howells. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at the church with a 7 p.m. rosary. Visitation will resume an hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Svoboda Funeral Home of Schuyler is in charge of the arrangements.

He died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at his home.


Albin was born on Sept. 24, 1948, in West Point, to Albin J. and Alice (Dvorak) Sindelar. He attended District 41 kindergarten, St. John’s Nepomucene Elementary School and graduated from Howells High School in 1966. He served in the National Guard from 1967 to 1973.

In 1968, Albin married his high school sweetheart, Anna Mae Brester, at St. Henry’s Church in rural Howells. Six children were born to this union.

Albin farmed, milked cows and raised hogs for a living. In 2013, they left the farm and moved into Howells, where he lived until his passing.

He was very active in St John’s Church, serving as a parish council member and as an extraordinary minister of holy communion. He was also a past member of the Howells School Board. He was a member of the Howells Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

His greatest joy was his family, especially his grandchildren. They always brought a smile to his face.

Albin is survived by his spouse, Anna Mae of Howells; his children, Doug (Cammie) Sindelar of Waverly, Dennis (Kymberly) Sindelar of Rocklin, Calif., Don (Amanda) Sindelar of Atkinson, Deb (John) Gustafson of Omaha, Deanne (Jed) Erickson of York and Dustin (Tara) Sindelar of Howells; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Angela (Roger) Powell of Grand Island, Adeline (Ken) Hanel of West Point and Ann (Eugene) Brester of Howells; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother- and father-in-law, George and Catherine Brester.

Online tributes can be left at www.svobodafuneralhome.net.