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Alberta Highland

May 17, 1921 - October 6, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Alberta Highland

Alberta Highland

Born: May 17, 1921
Died: October 6, 2018
Age: 97
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   Alberta Highland, age 97, of Sac City, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.

   Alberta Vera Brower was born May 17, 1921, to Thomas and Katherina (Klindt) Brower. Alberta and her younger brother, Wayne, grew up on a farm near Nemaha, Iowa. She attended rural school, Wall Lake #4, through 8th grade and graduated from Delaware Consolidated High School in 1940. After graduation she worked at J.C. Penney Company in Storm Lake, Iowa, and later worked for the Fort Dodge Laboratories. After her children were older she worked for three tax seasons at Vest, Mather, and Graven Law Firm. After that she worked for the Department of Human Services for almost 15 years before retiring at age 65.

Some friends introduced Alberta to a good-looking man by the name of Norman Clyde Highland who had served in World War II from 1942 until 1945 and then started farming with his father in Sac City in 1946. Norm and Alberta were married on January 30, 1949, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, during a blizzard. This union was blessed with four children: Carmen, Connie, Jan, and Kent.

   Alberta was a member of the Sac City United Methodist Church and enjoyed being involved in various church activities. She was a very talented seamstress, sewing clothing for her family and making many beautiful quilts. She was an excellent cook and baker, everyone loved her brownies and sugar cookies. She also enjoyed traveling with the Iowa State Bank Friendship Club.

Alberta was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Her kids remember the big garden she planted every year and butchering chickens from which came many delicious meals. She made sure her grandchildren got lessons in swimming, driving, baking, and sewing. And then for a treat she would take them to the Villager for ice cream! But if they misbehaved she would have to “get tough” with them. Alberta will be missed dearly by her family and friends.

    Alberta is survived by her children: Connie (Jim) Keller of Des Moines, Jan (Brent) Clemsen of Maple Valley, WA, and Kent (Kellie) Highland of Sac City; eight grandchildren: Erin (Jeremy) McCulloch, Mitch Keller, Emily (Drew) Vandas, Ann Keller, Katie (Buddy) Wood, Leah (Jared) Keeney, Jay (Katie) Highland, and Jamie Highland; great grandchildren: Quinn and Colin McCulloch and Charley Wood; brother Wayne (Vera) Brower; and many extended relatives.

   Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Carmen; her husband of 57 years, Norm, on November 4, 2006; brother-in-law Don Highland; and sisters-in-law Maurine Schnirring, Dorothy Limbrecht, and Marge Brower.

   Alberta requested that she not leave this earth in beige or brown, so please note the blue casket. She said she would be watching!!

10:30 a.m., Friday
October 12, 2018
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa
Missy Brown
5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday
October 11, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM
“Connie, your mother sounded amazing. I see the resemblance of you in her face, and you absolutely acquired her warm heart that it sounds like she carried. Love you and prayers to your family. ”
- Giannina Hall
Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the Highland family. Alberta was one very special lady. For me, she became a part of my life and I am so blessed because of it. I have so many wonderful memories of our nightly walks together where we would discuss families, politics, and life in general. Norm and Alberta were part of our family, joining us for birthday celebrations, special occasions, an impromptu Christmas when the snow forced us to cancel our plans to go home for Christmas, and they were always there if we needed them. I have to smile at the thought of the joyous reunion in heaven this week.”
- Beth Forbes
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“She was a wonderful lady who will b missed by everyone who knew her u all have my sympathy may she Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“You all have our deepest sympathy she was a fun lady with dry sense of humor and a caring personality I'm sure the good Lord is enjoying her now and she is also resting. PS she also could make the very best cookies”
- Nolan And Mari Kreft
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:35 AM
“Aunt Alberta was a wonderful woman and Aunt! Always enjoyed our visits and her welcoming personality and the baked goods! I can hear her asking Norman if he wanted more coffee from anyone of our families visits. My Condolences to the entire family. She was well loved, to be sure!”
- Marco Limbrecht
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM
“Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. Alberta was such a nice lady and we are glad to have known her.”
- Judy and Larry Whittle
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:39 AM
“Kent and Kellie, our deepest sympathies to your family”
- Floyd and Marge Bihrer
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