Obituary of James Gerald Albertson
James Gerald Albertson, 81, of Bay City, our active, caring, and civic-minded brother and uncle passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at his home. Jim was born in Bay City on August 5, 1935, the son of the late William and Ella (Wittkopp) Albertson. He was a 1955 graduate of Bay City Central and proudly served in the U.S. Army. When introduced to the neighbor girl by his mother, Jim knew he met the love of his life, the former Ethel Mildred Horst. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on October 9, 1973. Sadly, Ethel preceded Jim in death on January 10, 2016. Throughout life, Jim was known for his wonderful and helping personality. He was truly there for anyone in need. He was a retired machine operator and enjoyed golfing, hunting, bowling, and working with Habitat for Humanity. Jim loved the Lord and was a faithful member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where he will be deeply missed. He leaves to cherish his memory, his two sisters: Barbara Albertson (Wayne) Boomer and Virginia Keipert, and his in-laws, Edward Nusselt, Walt (Norine) Horst, Norine (Jerry) Kruchkow, and Joann (Dean) Kritzman. Jim was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and Ethel, Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his sisters, Marjorie (Fritz) Burgher and Elaine Nusselt; brothers-in-law, William Silvernale and John Keipert, and sisters-in-law, Ruby Peck, Mildred Keilitz, Maxine Fox, Gwelyn Llewellyn, Donna Llewellyn, and Marion Rayl. Jim’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM until the time of Jim’s 12:00 Noon Memorial Ceremony at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 206 Scheurmann St., Essexville. Rev. Dr. Philip A. Rice will officiate with private interment to be held in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Habitat for Humanity or the Toni & Trish House. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski’s. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.