Albert A. LaBelle

Albert A. LaBelle

MADISON/WATERTOWN/CALIFORNIA-Albert A. LaBelle, age 74, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Meriter Hospital.

He was born on May 26, 1942, the son of Harold and Iva (Horton) LaBelle. Albert graduated from Monona High School in 1960. He lived in Watertown and worked for Brandt Inc. Albert then moved to Riverside, Calif., and worked for Fleetwood Motorhomes and later retired in his home town of Madison.

Bert was an incredibly funny, kind, and generous person, who brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. He was a proud lifelong member of the NRA, and a member of the Jaycee’s in Watertown. He enjoyed hunting, camping, playing cards, working in his garage and watching Packer games. He was loved by many, and will be remembered for his kind heart, fun-loving sense of humor, and unwavering positive outlook on life.

Albert is survived by his wife, Helen (Kollath) LaBelle; sons, Jeff (Ceci) LaBelle, Scott LaBelle, Shawn (Shelley) Finnel and Michael (Tiffany) Finnel; daughter, Melissa Finnel; grandchildren, Megan and Eric LaBelle, Corey, Wesley and Sydney Watanabe and Ryan, Ellen, Brett and Lily Finnel and Sean Dougherty; sister, Loraine (Del) Otis; sister-in-law, Deloris Labelle, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sheri; and brothers, Eugene, David and Marvin.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
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