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Albert Leps, 91, died peacefully on June 24, 2009 in a Houston hospital.

Burial was at Earthman Resthaven.

Albert was born in Nelsonville on April 4, 1918 to Gottlieb and Minnie Brau Leps.

On March 11, 1946, he married Mathilda Engelholm and together they had 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

He worked as a carpenter in Houston, but continued to visit, farm, and ranch in Bellville for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mathilda; brothers, Edward, Herman, and Gottlieb; and sister, Lillie Franke.  His surviving family includes sister, Alma Knipstein of Houston; half brother, Charles Kaechler of Cypress; daughter, Shirley Shaffer and husband, Dale, of Farmers Branch, son, Larry Leps of Houston: son, Kenneth Leps and wife, Christy, of Huffman; granddaughter, Deanna Shaffer of Carrollton; grandson, Scott Shaffer, Captain US Army, and wife, Christina; and grandsons Colby and Dylan Leps of Huffman.

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