|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2008|
Lester Leroy Albrecht, age 88, of Elizabeth, Illinois, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Massbach, Illinois, with Reverend Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Massbach. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Memorials may be given in Lester's memory to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Lester was born August 9, 1919 the son of Jacob Henry and Emma (Reusch) Albrecht on the family farm. Where he resided for eighty-eight and one-half years. Lester attended Kellar Country School, which adjoined the farm on the north. Lester's favorite teacher was Lois Jasper, from Charlotte, Iowa. He said that she was a very tall lady. The room is undisturbed where teacher had room at farm.
Lester was a life long member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Massbach, Illinois. He was baptized in 1919 and confirmed in 1933. He was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years, hosting many roller skating parties to Savanna, and Oregon, Illinois for all young people. There was a baseball diamond on the family farm for many years, baseball teams came from Schapville, Elizabeth and surrounding areas to play. Local folk would park their cars on the hillside and watch the games. Grandpa Albrecht served as an umpire.
Lester never traveled very much as he was caretaker for his Mother and Dad. He knew the shortest distance to Elizabeth, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, and Stockton. He had favorite stores in each town.
When Lester's parents were living and the family would come home for Sunday dinner, Lester would give rides in his Studebaker and motorcycle to his nieces and nephews. Lester recently had his big barn shingled, painted and repaired. He had a new garage built for his new John Deere Gator. He was very proud of remodeling. Lester recently had surgery at the Dubuque Mercy Hospital and Pastor Steve Anderson visited him there. He enjoyed his visit. Lester never smoked cigarettes or drank liquor. Everyday he read the Bible and prayed for one hour before getting out of bed. He set a good example for family members. Lester bowled on a bowling team in Savanna. The Albrecht's Homesteaded in 1940 in the Massbach area. Lester is the last of Albrecht¬'s in the valley.
Lester is survived by brother Glen Emery and his wife Viola (Knutti) Albrecht of Ebys Mill Road; nieces and nephews Velda, Jeanette, Stanley, Mary Ellen, Susan, Sonja, Mark, Kathleen, Bruce, Dennis, Carol and Barbara, and many great nieces and nephews.
Lester was preceded in death by his parents, brother Arthur Henry Albrecht and his wife, Pauline (Knauer) and Helmer Sherman and Mrytle (Bahr) Albrecht.
Uncle Lester enjoyed his farm. His health had not been the best for several years, but he did not want to leave. It was home to him. He will be missed by his relatives and friends.
Jo Daviess County
Created by: Paula
Record added: Mar 18, 2008
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