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Mr. George Leon Alber, age 77 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Sunday, November 28, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center. Leon was born June 22, 1933, in Edina, Mo., the son of Louis A. and M. Thelma Luke Alber. He was married on May 7, 1955, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Leona G. Schmidt, who preceded him in death on October 12, 1990. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Leon graduated from Edina High School, Edina, Mo. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and later served in the Missouri Army National Guard. Leon was a car salesman with Riley Chevrolet for many years. He also owned and operated the Ecco Lounge and the Cove Restaurant and Bar on Sunset Lake for several years. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church; a member of the Knights of Columbus; the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 2693; and a member of the American Legion, Roscoe Enloe Post 5. Survivors include: two daughters, Christine Finch and her husband Greg of San Diego, Calif. and Leanne M. Pecher of Holts Summit, Mo.; one son, Louis M. Alber and his wife Darla of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Charles Alber and his wife Peggy of Kahoka, Mo.; six grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one son, Kent Alber. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2010, with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Church with Monsignor David Cox and the Reverend Thomas Alber concelebrating. Graveside services and entombment with military honors will be conducted at the Mausoleum of Resurrection Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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