Alfred was born Jan. 27, 1922, at rural Remsen, the son of Charles and Mary (Jasper) Wilberding. He was raised and educated in the Remsen and St. Killian, Minn., areas. After the eighth grade, Alfred stayed home to help on the family farm. He then worked as a carpenter for three years.
On Jan. 24, 1950, he married Geraldine Bauer at Maryhill. The couple made their home on a farm north of Marcus where Alfred began farming for himself. In 1984 the couple retired from farming and moved into Remsen. In September 2010 the couple moved to Bavarian Meadows Assisted living in Remsen.
Alfred was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus in Remsen.
Alfred enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing, woodworking, gardening and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine of Remsen; one son, Paul Wilberding and his wife, Joan of Marcus; one daughter, JoAnn Tentinger and her husband, Chuck of Remsen; eight grandchildren, Matt Wilberding and his wife, Ashley of Laramie, Wyo., Katie Cross and her husband, Steve of Denver, Colo., Jessica Wilberding of Iowa City, Briana, Abby and Bethany Wilberding of Marcus; Nick Tentinger of Remsen and Amy Tentinger of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Helen Flaharty of Le Mars; one brother, Ray Wilberding and his wife, Peg of Melrose; four sisters-in-law, Anne Wilberding of Meriden, Bernice Dickson and her husband Bill, of Carroll, Dorothy O'Meara of Spencer, Alice Speers and her husband, Don of Storm Lake; and one brother-in-law, Vernon Bauer of Cleghorn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lawrence Wilberding; and two brothers-in-law, Leo Flaherty and Jim O'Meara.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. today (Monday). There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Nick and Amy Tentinger, Matt, Ashley, Jessica and Briana Wilberding, and Katie and Steve Cross.
Knights of Columbus honorary bearers will be Ervin Ahlers, Larry Arens, Don Delperdang, Don Konz, Bill Peters and Rich Riedemann.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.