Jesse Alberts, longtime Edwards resident, 1928-2010 |

Jesse Alberts, longtime Edwards resident, 1928-2010

Jesse Alberts

Jesse Alberts, 82, of Gothenburg, Neb., formerly of Vail and Edwards, died Wednesday in Gothenburg.

He was born February 10, 1928, on the family farm northwest of Gothenburg, son of Charlie and Hilway (Haddad) Alberts. He was a son of immigrant parents and knew what work was.

He attended rural School District 161 in Custer County and attended Gothenburg High with the class of 1945. He married Joleene Kay Shelley.

He owned Jesse’s Enco Service Station in Gothenburg; their motto was “We’ll Put a Tiger In Your Tank.”

He moved to Vail in 1967 and owned a service station there. He moved to Edwards in 1970, where he resided until recently. He enjoyed hunting elk, deer and, especially, pheasants, with his 10-gauge. He also enjoyed fishing in the Eagle River that ran along his place in Edwards.

Surviving are his brother, George C. Alberts, of Gothenburg; brother, Emil Alberts, of Gothenburg; twin sister Bessie (Tony) Shada; sister-in-law, Cleta Alberts of Aurora, Neb; nine nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jolene Alberts; brothers Alfred and Johnny Alberts; and nephew Lane Alberts.

Services will be held at Victory Assembly of God at 1:30 p.m. today with Pastor Mark Borchardt and Pastor Larry Viter officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Hilltop Estates, 2520 Avenue M, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or to the donor’s choice. To sign the online guest book, go to

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