Larry Keith Albert 77, LaPaz, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2016, at his home surrounded by family. Born in LaPaz to Garland and Goldie Albert, he lived the entirety of his life in LaPaz.
Larry was a hardworking man and enjoyed being outdoors. Early in his life he farmed his family farm, worked in the maintenance department at McCord Heat Transfer, later he worked many years as groundskeeper at Swan Lake Gold Academy. He was a member of the LaPaz FFA, LaPaz volunteer fire department, Marshall County Sheep Breeders Assoc., and a longtime leader for Marshall County 4-H.
Larry was extremely loving and proud of his three children: Cary (Scott Bogue) Albert; Shelly (David) Norman; and Melissa (Kevin) Colvin, all of LaPaz. He is also survived by his loving wife: Marilyn (Veney) Albert; his sister: Luella Staner; his brother: Louis (RuthAnn) Albert; and sister-in-law: Gloria Jean Albert. Larry was preceded in death by brother: Chester Albert. He took great joy in watching his nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren in their sports and events. He is also survived by many nieces and newphews.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Larry Keith Albert family and wish to express our deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. A funeral service for Larry will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, with one hour prior visitation at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, with Pastor Vickie VanNevel of the Northwest United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Fair Cemetery.
A time of visiting with the Albert family will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Van Gilder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry’s name to LaPaz Volunteer Fire Department or Centers for Hospice Care.