Arley R Bergstresser
August 25, 1930 – March 19, 2020
Arley Ray Bergstresser, age 89 passed away peacefully on March 19, 2020 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born on August 25, 1930 in Albion to Arley Gay Bergstresser and Blanche Mae (Wise) Bergstresser.
He was a 1948 graduate of Albion Washington Gardner School. He married Edith May Wilbur on October 28, 1950. In February 1951, he began his active duty in the Army until February 1953 in which he transferred to reserves until 1956 when he was honorably discharged. He retired from Union Steel in Albion in 1992 after 42 years. He was a very caring and generous person, who loved spending time chatting and playing cards with his family. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting wildlife as well as morel mushroom hunting. Arley would take over a room with his laughter, never missing a chance to pick on the ones he loved.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; sister, Farie McMillen; two children, Julie (Bergstresser) Jordan and David (Patti) Bergstresser; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arley also had another son, Steven Ray, who passed away on August 18, 1998. Siblings that preceded him in death are Gerald, Bruce, Bud and Ivadene.
For safety and health concerns of all during this difficult time; family, friends and others whose lives Arley touched will be invited to join us for a celebration of life at a later date. The family would also like to extend their appreciation to anyone who desire to show their condolences by donating to a Alzheimer’s charity in Michigan.
Arrangements entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224
To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com
- Private Burial
Arley R Bergstresser
March 25, 2020
A very special Uncle to me. I will always remember our family get togethers. Our many trips up north together. And our parents card games. Love you Uncle Arley. God just took another Angel
March 24, 2020
Arley was a fantastic neighbor to us when we lived next door. He was very kind and considerate. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Wishing you peace~
Rick and Feef Dillon