Gary K. Albiston

October 7, 1949May 14, 2011

Gary Kelsey Albiston, 61, lifelong area resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Superior, WI on Saturday, May 14, 2011. He was born on October 7, 1949 to Melvyn and Alyce (Rossiter) Albiston. Gary attended Denfeld High School and went on to serve in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a retired Iron Worker, with Local 563. Gary was an avid ice fisherman and golfer. On February 19, 1992 he married Cynthia Demery in Las Vegas, NV. Gary is preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Daniel and grandson, Timothy Kelsey Freid. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Cynthia; daughter, Sheila (Ryan) Peters of Barron, WI; son, Sean (Annie) Albiston of Stillwater, MN; daughter, Kevra (Tom) Unger and son, Joseph Johnson all of Brainerd; brothers, Melvyn (Elaine) Albiston of Parkland, FL and Robert Albiston of Duluth, MN; and eight grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service Thursday, May 19th, 2011 in Bell Brothers Chapel. Military honors will be accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred to the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association. P.O. Box 16975. Duluth, MN 55816 To leave a memory of Gary or words of support for the family please visit Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Home. 601 North 56th Ave. West. Duluth, MN 55807


  • Memorial Servcie Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Laurie Miller

May 19, 2011

Gary you will be greatly missed by all of us that have the opportunity and privilege to meet you an know you! Thanks for being the greatest husband to my friend Cindi and caring father to her children. You had a smile that captured everyone and the biggest and most caring heart in the world. My deepest sympathy to you Cindi, Kevra, Joe, Sean & Sheila. Look out Scott your dad is coming to party with you!

Robert Albiston Jr

May 19, 2011

Gary will be remembered as a kind, funny, giving, thoughtful person. He braved through life's trageties with dignigy and grace. I never once heard him complain, or say a bad word about anybody. His concern was always for others first.

My heart goes out to Seila, Sean, Cindi and family. Take comfort in knowing that your father and husband has been reunited with Scotty.. and they're having a wonderful time catching up together.

Love You Guys,

Robert Albiston Jr.
Renee Albiston
Sebastian Albiston

May 18, 2011

My Dear Sheila, I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are such a strong woman, and you will make it through these extremely difficult days. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Lois

Gerri Vaydich

May 17, 2011

He cared. That was what made him so special. His engaging smile made the day brighter for those he shared it with and they were many. May the memory of that smile help dispel the sadness felt by those closest to him, his family. Good bye and thanks for the memories my friend.

Jackie Phelps

May 16, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend and soul mate. I will think of you in my prayers. You have been and still are special to many people that you have crossed paths with. Love to you and your family to help you through this time.

Jen Moder

May 16, 2011

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Let God take your hand and hold on tight. My prayers are with you and your family.
God bless

T.W. Bloomquist

May 16, 2011

Cindy & Family
My deepest sympathy to you in your time of sorrow.
Gary, Semper Fi, Marine.
You did your duty for family and country.
Rest easy, all is well, God is neigh.

Nick Belich

May 16, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Sheila Peters

May 16, 2011

My memories of you will always shine brightly in my head and forever be embedded in my heart. Thanks for your love, wisdom, generosity, and for being the best dad and grandfather. You were always there when I needed you most. You're deeply missed by all of us.