5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Edmund “Donnie” Albrecht, 70, of Moorhead, MN formerly of Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, March 30th at Essentia Health in Fargo after a year of battling cancer (multiple myeloma). Ed was born December 24th, 1942 to Edmund A. and Florence (Rueb) Albrecht in Eureka, SD of German-Russian heritage. He grew up on a farm near Leola, SD attending Washington Country School before he moved into town and attended Leola Independent School for a few years. He later moved to Oakes, ND where he attended high school and worked for the family-owned cream station and area farmers. Ed graduated from Oakes High School in 1960 participating in basketball, baseball, and band. He went on to attend Valley City State University and joined the National Guard. Ed married his high school sweetheart, Sharon (Rindahl) on March 9th, 1963 in Oakes, ND. The couple settled in Fargo, ND and moved to Moorhead, MN in 2011.
In Fargo, Ed worked at Broadway Pizza, Mathisen Tire, and Nabisco from which he retired after a 34 year career in sales/management in 1997. He started as a salesman, was promoted to an account rep and then branch manager of the Fargo Sales Branch. He and Sharon attended Messiah, St. John and now Atonement Lutheran Church, all in Fargo. Ed enjoyed spending time with family, bowling, golfing, hunting, playing cards at Amvets, western TV shows/movies, cooking, and attending Bison athletics as a Bison Teammaker. Summer weekends were spent enjoying the outdoors while camping, grilling, fishing and boating at Meadow Lake Campground.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sharon, and 3 daughters, Elissa Albrecht (Fargo), Elayna Emin (Fargo), and Mindy (Dave) Beerends (Waukee, IA); two grandsons, Brandon and Ethan Emin (Fargo); a sister, Peggy (David) Dohn (Grand Forks); a sister-in-law, Joann Weber (Mesa, AZ) and several other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Larry and Jeffrey (Eureka, SD).