James B. “Jim” Schirmers, age 58 of Albany, passed away after a short battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at his farm in Albany, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Julius Beckermann, O.S.B. officiating. Entombment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Seven Dolors gathering area in Albany.
James Bernard Schirmers was born August 7, 1962 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Leo and Irene (Zazek) Schirmers. He loved farming with his brother Dennis which was a century farm. He was employed at SpartanNash in St. Cloud for 32 years as a shipping supervisor, transportation, and an over road truck driver. He loved the people he worked with at SpartanNash and truck driving. Jim was a very kindhearted person to anyone that was in need. He enjoyed spending time with his nephew and niece, his dogs, cattle, and doing farm work.
Jim is survived by his siblings, Lori (John) Heinen of St Joseph, Dennis of Albany, Greg of Avon, and Lisa (Mike) Verkinnes of St Cloud; nephew, Jake Verkinnes; and niece, Brooke Verkinnes.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents.
Serving as casket bearers will be Mark Gangl, Tim Rieland, Chad Cruzen, Chad Westering, Paul Boeckermann, and Dave Geise. Reader will be Ann Chaika. Gift bearers will be Jake Verkinnes, Brooke Verkinnes, and Aaliyah Mixteco.
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