October 19, 2022 at 3:11 p.m.
Jerome F. Bardson, 89, of Albany, died Oct. 11, 2022, at Mother Of Mercy Senior Living in Albany.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albany. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud and Oct. 22 one hour prior to services at church. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Albany.
Jerome Frederick Bardson was born Sept. 1, 1933, in St. Cloud, to Harold and Dora (Albrecht) Bardson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. Jerome was married to Yvonne Schumann June 20, 1959, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. After completing his Army enlistment, Jerry opened Jerry’s Auto Electric, which he owned and operated until 1969. He then stared J.F. Bardson Excavating in Waite Park, which he owned and operated until he retired in 1988.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Yvonne, of Albany; son Craig (Lori) Bardson of Albany; daughter Sheri (Ryan) Pratt of Albany; sisters JoAnn Kumpula of Waite Park and Dorothy Bardson of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Ben (Allison) Bardson, Matt Bardson, Kalley (Garrett) Huhne, Mariah Bardson, Jenna Bardson, Emily (fiancé Ben Blonigen) Pratt and Kyle Pratt; and great-grandchildren Brendon, Bennett and Maya.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jill; brothers Clayton, Cyril and Charles “Sam”; and infant granddaughter Anna Pratt
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.