Albert H. Debacker Jr. 74, of Topeka, died January 6, 2021 at Stormont-Vail Hospital.
He was born in Topeka, Kansas on May 29, 1946 the son of Albert H. and Elizabeth L. “Betty” (Sommers) Debacker Sr. He attended St. Joseph and Assumption grade schools and was a 1964 graduate of Hayden High School. He attended the seminary for a short time.
Albert worked for the University of Kansas in the Printing division. He retired from the State of Kansas Division of Printing as a Bindery Foreman.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, landscaping, and enjoying nature. He was a man who put faith, family and friends first. He was a member of St. Joseph/Sacred Heart Catholic Church and did Perpetual Adoration at the church. Albert was an avid reader especially books about nature and enjoyed his weekly meeting of friends at Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
He married Carol Eck at St. Joseph Catholic Church on August 3, 2015. She survives. He is also survived by his son Jeff (Joey) DeSota of Lawrence, step sons, Beau (Danyelle) Buschbom of Topeka, Blake (Wendy) Hamilton of Rossville, KS, four step grandchildren and his siblings, Gerald (Wendy) Debacker of Overbrook, Kevin (Janine) Debacker of Topeka, Charles Debacker of Osawatomie, Daniel (Carol) Debacker of Topeka, Kathleen (Gerald) Rohr of Russellville, AR, and a sister-in-law, Paula Debacker of Meriden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Betty, a brother, James Debacker and a step-son, Brandon Hamilton.
Albert was cremated. A private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his immediate family. Inurnment will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Meriden, Kansas. At a later date he will be remembered in another Mass for friends and family when it is safer for others to attend and will be announced at that time.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Joseph/Sacred Heart Parish and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.