A memorial service for Albrecht Wever, 85, will begin with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Arab First Baptist Church
Mr. Wever was born in 1933, the 10 of 12 children born to Eugen and Marie Wever in Wuppertal, Germany, before World War II. He was married to the former Grace Marie Harbin for 57 years. They met when he was as undergraduate in college.
As a youngster, he helped put out roof and forest fires due to bombing raids, and later was sent for safety to Holland and then to the German countryside. His education in Germany was limited by the war. Instead he completed his apprenticeship and worked as a tool and die maker as a young man.
He immigrated to the United States, helped by Dr. Donald Gray Barnhouse of Philadelphia as his sponsor. Dr. Barnhouse recognized his abilities, encouraging him to broaden his knowledge base. Albrecht graduated with a bachelor of arts in physics, and continued that study in graduate school.
He worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y., where his contributions to both product and process design and engineering were legendary. After retirement, he worked as a technical consultant.
He and his wife relocated to Union Grove, south of the Huntsville area where his wife’s family had lived for many years. They were enthusiastic members of the seniors Sunday school class at Arab First Baptist Church.
He learned much in depth about the Bible from Dr. Barnhouse, with whom he lived for several years before entering college. His love of the Scriptures allowed him to witness to many, and he was privileged to lead many to the Lord during his time on earth.
He is survived by his wife: Grace Wever; three children and in-laws: David (M.D.) and Lisa Ward Wever of Birmingham, Ingrid Felts of Huntsville and Michael Carl and Mary Lynch Wever of Dothan; nine grandchildren: Ashlynne Hope, Morganne Grace, Max Wever, Caleigh Madison, Michael Drea Felts, David Matthew, Katherine Marie, Jonathan Michael and Joy Michelle Wever; siblings and in-laws in Germany: Doris Seibel, Ruth Edith and Gerd Limperg, Matild Riedel and Harald Wever; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Carole and Russ Parry of Wesley Chapel, Fla., Dr. Lois Pope and Bill Pope of Huntsville and Charles and Lynne Harbin of Norcross, Ga.
Memorials may be made to the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, 3601 CCI Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805.