Ervin Andrew Albertson, 95, of Tama and formerly of Waucoma, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown from injuries received in an in-home accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 10-11 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Ervin was born on October 13, 1924, in Cresco, Iowa, the son of Alfred and Emma (Balk) Albertson.
On October 9, 1946, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Miller at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cresco, Iowa. He worked for a Rendering Plant near Cresco and later at the Tama Pack, retiring in 1990. Ervin was a lifelong avid hunter and fisherman. He was the owner and trainer of many great hunting dogs. Ervin was able to hunt into his early eighties, at which time he was still able to out walk those that hunted with him. In his later years he took up golf, saying at times, "it is a lot easier getting birdies with my Ithaca shotgun than with my putter".
Survivors include five children, Connie Regenold of Nevada, Alan (Diane) Albertson of Walker, Joanne (Richard) Woodford of Kaiser MO, Lisa (Bill) Sullivan of Santa Maria, CA, and Donald Albertson of Jesup; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Bud Albertson of Iowa City; one sister, Emma Jean Pfiffner of Dewar; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Norma on October 27, 2015; son, Mike Albertson; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Lloyd Davenport; grandson, Scott Morris; granddaughter, Melissa Sullivan; great granddaughter, Erica Woodford; two sisters, Angeline Hiemerman and Luella Milz-Guillaume; and one brother, Clifford Albertson.
He will be greatly missed by his children, siblings and all who knew and loved him.
A memorial fund will be established.
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