Albert Gary Christensen, 81, of Vestaburg, MI, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Schnepp Health Care Center, St. Louis, MI.
In following Albert's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date at Richland Township Cemetery, Vestaburg, MI.
Albert was born in Edmore, MI on November 21, 1937, the son of Albert Iner and Adley (Rydahl) Christensen. He graduated from Vestaburg High School with the class of 1956.
Albert lived all of his life in the Vestaburg area. He was a farmer and also was a mechanic at Walker's Machine Shop in Vestaburg for many years. He enjoyed collecting toy farm implements and NAPA collectibles. He liked classic cars and restored a car that had belonged to his father.
On December 1, 1991, Albert married Barbara Bradley at Barbara's home in Vestaburg. They were blessed with over 27 years of marriage.
Albert is survived by his wife Barbara Bradley of Vestaburg; 2 daughters: Peggy Christensen of Jenison; Pam Dodge of Jenison; stepdaughter Janene (Hal) Clark of Vestaburg; and daughter-in-law Linda (Neal) Osbeck of Mt. Pleasant and their son Kaleb. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Mitchell Dodge, Michelle Dodge, Logan (Tracy) Clark and Morgan Clark; sister Joan McConnell of Vestaburg, and several nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, son Christopher Christensen, step son Jason Bradley, and sister Betty Stocking.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Albert's memory be made to Rock Lake Christian Assembly - 7389 Vestaburg Rd, Vestaburg, MI 48891. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.