Albert L. Laker, age 84 of Batesville, died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Waters of Batesville.  Born January 11, 1936 in Franklin County Indiana, he is the son of Martha (Nee: Eckerle) and Edmund Laker.  He married Dorie Reer June 6, 1959 at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris.  Albert was worked for Steinkamp’s as a carpenter 10 years and in maintenance at Batesville Casket for 34 years before retiring.

He was an avid card player, preferring Solo and 7up.  Although he liked all sports, Albert was an avid softball player, playing into his sixties.  In his younger days he liked squirrel and rabbit hunting.  He and Dorie loved to go dancing, were able to travel and see most of the fifty states and took the family camping often.

He is survived by his wife Dorie; daughters and son-in-laws Nancy and Daryl Werner of Batesville, Rhonda and Jeff Stenger of Sunman, Pamela and David Koehler of Greenwood, Indiana; sisters Marjorie Kirschner, Agnes Volk, Evelyn Volk, all of Batesville, Delores Gindling of Greensburg; brothers Charles Laker of Batesville, Ronald Laker of Oldenburg, Eugene Laker of Batesville; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers Edmund and Martin Laker. 

Private services will be held at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery.