Jerry W. Albrecht, 67, of Gibson City peacefully departed his earthly life at 8:48 am Saturday December 5, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, critical care unit after losing his battle with COVID-19. He was surrounded by his loving family when he was welcomed into his heavenly father's arms. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday June 12, 2021 at the Dewey Community Church in Dewey, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to The Mennonite Disaster Service which is where Jerry's passion for helping and serving others lies.
Jerry was born June 16, 1953 in Urbana. A son of Wilbur and Ruth Schrock Albrecht. He married the love of his life Linda J. Ingold on July 6, 1974 in Fisher, they were married forty-six years, she survives in Gibson City. Also surviving are three children Jennifer (Bobby) Gebbink of St. Joseph, Sarah (Josh) Chase of Gibson City and Jeremy (Jessie) Albrecht of Monticello and seven grandchildren. Also, three sisters Rachel Varona of Eureka, Doris Zehr of Kentwood, MI and Shirley Bachman of Godfrey as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews whom he cared for and loved so much.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brother-in-laws and two nephews.
Jerry was a member of the Dewey Community Church. He was a farmer and owned his own Arborist business for many years and drove a semi. For the past few years, he drove the medi-van at Gibson Area Hospital where he met and made many new friends. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.