In Memory of Michael "Mike" Albersmeyer

Michael “Mike” Albersmeyer, 82, fulfilled his angel flight to be with our lord and reunited with his son, Michael “Jake” Albersmeyer, on April 5, 2024.

Mike is survived by his loving wife, Maria “Mily” Albersmeyer, whom he spent 28 wonderful years with. He is also survived by his companion and best bud, Carita; his daughter, Teri Su Garske of Indianapolis; his stepson, Josh Lenart of Alamogordo; his stepdaughter, Tania MacKinnon and her husband Steve of Alamogordo. Other survivors include his grandchildren, Tony, Leanna, Lily, Cheyenne, Malachi, Tanya, and Cody; as well as his great grandchildren, Sawyer, Cora, Cadence, Alexis, and Novalee.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jake Albersmeyer; his sister, Diane Keller; his loving, adoptive parents, Erma and Paul Albersmeyer; as well as his birth parents, Max and Ada Breinfalk.

Mike received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University and practiced in Indiana prior to entering the Air Force. Mike a.k.a. “Doc A”, served as Veterinary Director in Japan, Thailand, Italy, and the Philippines and retired out of Altus AFB, OK in 1989. Dr. Albersmeyer also received a master’s degree in wildlife ecology at Colorado State University, then resumed his career working with chimpanzees and monkeys as Primate Veterinarian at the White Sands Research Center in Alamogordo, NM. Mike was a Master Mason and Shriner. He was a leader in both the community and church as well as serving two terms as President of the High Rolls Mountain Park Lions Club. In addition, he was a trustee and historian for the Community Methodist Church and spent several years as the director for the Mountain Orchard Water Users Association.

Services will be held at Mountain Bible Fellowship, 33 Haynes Canyon Rd, High Rolls, NM 88325 on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 2:00 pm.

Please join us for a celebration of life.

It seemed that the Almighty God was very good to me.

He gave me health and happiness and a loving family.

I realized that everyone who wants his life complete.

Must understand that Christ is Lord and kneel humbly at His feet.

Oh, I’ve done my share of sinning and I’ve brought on some disgrace.

But I ask for His forgiveness and be returned unto His grace.

Our God above loves all of us and sacrificed His son,

Who lived and died and rose again for the sins of everyone.

So, let’s count the many blessings and minimize the strife,

Because Jesus Christ the Savior gives us all eternal life.

And when my days on earth are through and I am free from sin

I’ll say, Step aside St. Peter, this old cowboy’s comin’ in.

Jared Nesset 1923-2007

The Albersmeyer family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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