DALE WILLIAM ALBRECHT, age 85, of Wall Lake, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at St. Anthony's Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.
DALE was born on December 3, 1925, one mile north of Wall Lake to Edward and Ella (KOWALKE) ALBRECHT.
DALE attended Wall Lake School and graduated in 1944.
DALE was in the Merchant Marines from 1944-1946.
On July 11, 1948, DALE married Marjorie SCHROEDER in Odebolt,Iowa.
DALE and MARGE have four children: ~ Cynthia, Richard (Dick), Dean and Steven ALBRECHT.
DALE and his father were partners in Albrecht Service until Ed's retirement and then DALE owned and operated the business. In 1959 DALE and his brother Loren ALBRECHT started Boyer Valley Fertilizer in Wall Lake, Iowa. Starting as a retail outlet, Boyer Valley expanded to include a wholesale chemical outlet, serving several states. Loren sold his shares of the business in 1966 and new partners were Jerry Schmitz and Marvin Frank.
Boyer Valley was sold in 1985 to ConAgra and DALE then became involved in banking with his sons with several locations in central Iowa. DALE served as Chairman of the Board of City State Bank.
DALE and MARGE enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, Iowa State athletics and attending many of their grandchildren's activities. They wintered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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<+>< SURVIVING DALE IS ><+>
<>< .HIS WIFE OF 63 YEARS. ><>
____ MARGE SCHROEDER~ALBRECHT;
<>< .DAUGHTER. ><>
____ Cynthia ALBRECHT~BRUNSON, ~~~~~~~ of West Des Moines, Iowa;
<>< .SONS. ><>
____ Richard (Dick) and Marcy ALBRECHT, ~~~~~~~ of Wall Lake, Iowa;
____ Dean and Sara ALBRECHT, ~~~~~~~ of Carroll, Iowa;
____ Steven and Julie ALBRECHT, ~~~~~~~ of Norwalk, Iowa;
<>< .GRANDCHILDREN INCLUDE. ><>
____ John and Mindy Brinker and family Zoe, Gracie, Colton and Ella of Goodyear, AZ;
____ Jeff Brunson of W. Des Moines, IA;
____ Heidi (Albrecht) and Orion Denbeste and children Macy and Morgan of Ankeny, IA;
____ Dave and Holly Albrecht and son Jack of Cumming, IA;
____ Joseph Albrecht of W. Des Moines, IA;
____ Mike and Melissa (Suter) Grossman of Waukee, IA;
____ Abbey and Lexi Albrecht of Carroll, IA;
____ Carter and Madisyn Albrecht of Norwalk, IA.
<>< .OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE. ><>
<>< .SISTERS. ><>
____ Joyce Wilken of Odebolt,IA;
____ Mavis Suckow of Norwalk, IA;
____ Bonnie Diepholtz and husband Gene of San Bernadino. CA;
<>< .BROTHERS~IN~LAW. ><>
____ Hilbert (Gus) and Lil Schroeder of Wall Lake, IA;
____ Darrell (Speed) and Thelma Schroeder of Odebolt, IA;
____ Melvin Sommers of Vail;
____ Len Thompson of CA;
<>< .SISTERS~IN~LAW. ><>
____ Mary Schroeder of Wall Lake, IA;
____ Nona Mae O'Connor of Wall Lake, IA;
____ Lorraine Albrecht of Wall Lake, IA;
<>< .MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. ><>
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<+>< DALE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS ><+>
<+>< PARENTS ><+>
+_+_+ Edward and Ella ALBRECHT;
<+>< .PARENTS~IN~LAW. ><+>
+_+_+ Frank and Louise Schroeder;
<+>< .BROTHER. ><+>
+_+_+ Loren Albrecht all of Wall Lake, IA;
<+>< .SISTERS. ><+>
+_+_+ Norma Sommers of Vail;
+_+_+ Gloria Thompson of Sacramento, CA;
<+>< BROTHERS~IN~LAW ><+>
+_+_+ Eldon Carlson of San Bernadino, CA;
+_+_+ Luther Suckow of Norwalk, IA;
+_+_+ Clayton Schroeder of Wall Lake, IA;
+_+_+ Norman Schroeder and wife Ardis of Odebolt, IA;
+_+_+ Bert O'Connor of Sac City, IA;
+_+_+ Joe Heidenreich of Wall Lake, IA;
<+>< .GRANDSON. ><+>
+_+_+ Lukas M. Albrecht of Norwalk, IA.
<+>< _______ ><+> _______ ><+>
~ MASS OF THE CHRISTIAN BURIAL ~ Will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2011, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake, Iowa.
~ BURIAL ~ Burial, on June 18, 2011, at the WALL LAKE CEMETERY, Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa.
~ VISITATION ~ Visitation is from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2011, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake, Iowa, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m.
The Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Wall Lake is in charge of arrangements.
~ MEMORIALS ~ In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony's Regional Hospital and Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.
** Published in Des Moines Register, __ on June 17, 2011, Page 5~B .