Jesse R. Albrecht

Jesse R. Albrecht

Jesse passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from injuries sustained in a four wheeling accident.

He was born April 29, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Darl and Lonna (Gingerich) Albrecht. Jesse owned and operated Albrecht Hardwood Flooring, which he started in 2001 at the age of 18. He was a member of Moorepark Community Church in Three Rivers.

In his spare time he loved boating, riding jet-skis, snowmobiles and four wheelers. Most of all Jesse loved being with his family. On September 15, 2012 at Lakeland Reformed Church in Vicksburg, he married Lara Simonsen, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Heidi, 4, Elsie, 1 and another child due in April; his parents; brothers, Tyler (Erin) and son Hunter of Florida, Seth (Danielle) of Kalamazoo and Reid (Melody) of Kalamazoo; grandparents, Virg and Martha Albrecht of Vassar and Marlin and Nancy Gingerich of Iowa.

Friends may visit with Jesse’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 16, 2017, with Pastor Bud Granger officiating.

Burial will follow at Liberty Street Cemetery, Alamo Township.

Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Jesse are asked to bless his young family.

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  1. Cheryl Crawford says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family. – Chris and Cheryl Crawford.

  2. Georgia Newman says:

    I am so saddened to see this. Jesse was one of the finest young students to go through my middle school art classes in Otsego. I am not surprised that he achieved so much in his young life. I send my heartfelt prayers to all of his family.

  3. Matt and Amanda Karsten says:

    Jesse was beloved by many of our family members, though we never met him. It seems his years were full of life; may his legacy live on and on through those who knew him best. Our prayers for God’s peace, provision, and healing go to his family, friends, and all whose lives were touched by Jesse.

  4. Denneen Smith says:

    Sending our sincerest sympathies to family and friends. Love, strength and comfort from the Friendship Centers of Emmet County

  5. Don &Janice Stanfill says:

    So very very sorry for your loss, will always keep you all in our hearts and prayers. Don &Jan Stanfill

  6. Sharon Enos says:

    Darl and Lonna, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Good bless you all. Sharon (Shumaker) Enos

  7. Lenora Schrock Longenecker says:

    I am so very sorry for your great loss.

  8. Christie and Curt Fontaine says:

    Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss of Jesse. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Melody & Alan Steele says:

    Lara, Sorry to hear about your loss! Know that Jesse is with God now and will always look after you, the girls, and the little one to come. Jesse was a wonderful person to know. He will be missed!!!! May you always remember the great times you had together. -Melody & Alan Steele- your neighbors from Portage

  10. Nola Matthews Thole says:

    Our family is praying for your family. Jesse did a lot of beautiful floor work for us. He was not only one of the most pleasant and positive people we have ever worked with, he was also an artist. Jesse will always remain in our thoughts and memories.

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