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Arthur Walter “Art” Albrecht

  • Birth 24 Feb 1921 Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 1 Feb 2004 Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot P-10-5
  • Memorial ID 32619290

Professional Football Player. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc in 1940, he went to the University of Wisconsin. In 1942, Curly Lambeau, signed him to play with the Green Bay Packers. However, he didn't play with the Packers that season, instead he played three games with the Pittsburgh Steelers. At 6'1" and 203 pounds he played tackle, center, and linebacker. In 1943 he played five games with the Chicago Cardinals and in 1944 he finished up with the Boston Yanks. In 1944, he joined the Navy and served in Japan. After the war he returned to Manitowoc and worked for the fire department, retiring after 39 years in 1985. In 1990 he was inducted into the Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame.

Arthur W. Albrecht, age 82, of 1216 S. 12th St., Manitowoc, passed away
unexpectedly late Sunday evening, Feb. 1, 2004 at St. Vincent's Hospital,
Green Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at First German Ev. Lutheran Church, 1033 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc. Officiating
will be the Rev. David Rosenow with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery,
Manitowoc. Arthur was born Dec. 29, 1921 in Manitowoc, the son of the late Arthur F. and Mathilda Nickels Albrecht. Arthur graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1940. He then continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he also played football. In 1942, Arthur was signed by the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Coach, Curly Lambeau, to play with the Green Bay Packers. He also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cardinals and Boston Yankees during a four-year professional football career. In 1944, Arthur entered the United States Navy serving overseas in Japan during World War II on the USS Wasp. After being honorably discharged he returned to Manitowoc where he became employed with the City of Manitowoc Fire Department. In 1954, he was appointed driver and was promoted to lieutenant in 1959. In 1967, Arthur was promoted to captain and in 1979 to battalion chief. After 39 years with the fire department he retired in 1985. On Aug. 5, 1948, he married Ruth Schmitt at First German Ev. Lutheran Church. Arthur was a life long member of the First German Ev. Lutheran Church, he also belonged to the Disabled American Veterans and in 1990 he was inducted into the Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of 55 years; one son; one daughter and
son-in-law; two grandchildren; one brother; three sisters-in-law; nieces,
nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Arthur was preceded in death
by four brothers and one sister. Friends may call at the Harrigan Parkside funeral Home and Cremation Center on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and then on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at First German Ev. Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. The family requests memorials to be directed to First German Ev. Lutheran Church, National Kidney Foundation or Lincoln Park Zoo. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center, 628 N. Water St., Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
(Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Feb. 3, 2004)


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  • Created by: Mel Bashore
  • Added: 4 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32619290
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Walter “Art” Albrecht (24 Feb 1921–1 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32619290, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Mel Bashore (contributor 46894669) .