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JAMES F. "JIM" ALBSMEYER
James Frederick "Jim" Albsmeyer, 89, of Payson, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 23, 2019) at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
Born April 22, 1930 in Quincy, Jim was the son of Elmer William and Twilah Julia Hood Albsmeyer. He married Joan Keil on April 29, 1950 at Bluff Hall United Church of Christ. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2016.
Jim was an excellent steward of the family farm which he had farmed for 77 years. He was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa who was always there for his family when needed. Besides his family and the farm, Jim's passion in life was his church. He was a life member of the Payson Congregational Church where he served as a Moderator, Trustee, Deacon, Past President of the Couples Club, the Boy Scout Committee and was as a member of the Retreat House Board of Directors. Jim and Joan prayed to receive Christ as their personal savior in February 2016.
Survivors include four children, J. D. (Nancy) Albsmeyer; Judy Wright and Jeff Albsmeyer all of Payson, IL and Jerry (Jane) Albsmeyer of Macomb, IL; seven grandchildren, Rob (Susie) Albsmeyer of Quincy, Angie (Troy) Jenkins of Rochester, IL, Amy (Hy) Schmiedeskamp of Payson, Adam (Denise) Albsmeyer of Plainville, Sara (Daniel) Brown of Richardson, TX, Ryan (Yuki) Albsmeyer of Iwakumi, Japan and Kari (Mike) Woodrum of Macomb, IL; eighteen great grandchildren, Victoria, Hylee, Hadley, Brayden, James, Henry, Eden, Simon, Zane, Annabeth, Towa, Sawa, Will, Leigha, Aden, Nick, Sam and Alexander.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Joan; and a great granddaughter, Kira Brown.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:00 in the Payson Congregational Church with Pastor L.D. Grant officiating. Burial at Bluff Hall Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be Sunday evening from 3:00 to 7:00 and Monday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at Payson Congregational Church.
Memorials may be made to the Payson Congregational Church, Shriner's Childrens Hospital or the Blessing Cancer Center.