Edmund Albrecht

edmund albrecht

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).

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  1. Blooming Prairie mnMike & I were very sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. Ed was a very genuine & loving person. We will remember all the bowling tounaments that Ed made sure Nicole & Mindy attended. Ed will always be in our hearts. Sharon,Elissa,Elayna &
    Mindy take care and remeber Ed is looking down on all of you & loving you.

    Mike & Barb Smith

  2. Hello Sharon & Girls. My sympathies in the loss of your husband and father, Ed. I have fond memories of our time as neighbors, and his kindnesses and humor.
    May he be at peace. Barbara Werre

  3. Casselton ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow. May it comfort you to know that he is with the heavenly Father.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Angeline and Stan Mathias

  4. Oakes ND
    Sharon and girls…remembering you at this very sad time. It never matters how we lose someone we love…we only know that we just plain miss their presence when it is gone! Hold on to the sound of his laughter and the special things he would say…may they always stay with you.

  5. Ames IAMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was loved by many and such an awsome man. He will be deeply missed.

  6. Chugiak AKSo sorry we can’t be with all of you to celebrate the life of a genuine and fun-loving individual. I will always have fond memories of family gatherings with cousin Donny. God bless him and everyone gathered in North Dakota
    this week to share in his memory.

  7. oakes ndsharon and family sorry to hear about the loos of Donnie. had good memories from school and class reunions.may the words of our loving savior comfort you in this time of loos.

  8. Pendleton ORWe were sad to hear about Ed’s passing and yet we know he is in good hands. May you remember of all the good times and know that some day you will see him again.

  9. Olympia WADear Sharon and Family,
    We were sorry to read this. We’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.

    We were glad that we got to see you at class reunion.

    Love, Claudia and Rodvywmg

  10. Bemidji MnSharon & Family. I know this is a very sad time for you and for all of us but we have to remember we were blessed to have spent the time we did with such a great, great man. Only words at this point could sum up Ed. Competitive, Caring, Strong, Knowledgeable, Understanding, Humorous, Loving, Dedicated. I could go on but Ed was truly an example to all of us on how we should live life. Be kind and do things for others before doing something for yourself. Ed hired me 27 years ago and played for practical jokes on me then anyone I ever seen it is know wonder at times I did not do what he asked. I will Thank him and remember him for ever to believe in me and give me the chance with Nabisco. Take care! Bob & Jill Anderson.

  11. Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    We both have fond memories of store resets and conventions.

  12. Oakes ND
    Family of Donnie Albrecht Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

  13. Bemidji,MN I was sorry to hear of Ed’s death. Great man! Loved his Oreo’s! Great competitor of mine for 10 years. The grocery sales industry had a great contributor for many years.

  14. Sun City ArizonaDear Sharon & family,

    Our sincere sympathy to you and family.
    We are still in Arizona but will be back
    in Minnesota
    soon. I will be looking
    forward to visiting with you. Ed will be
    greatly missed by all his many friends
    that he made in the grocery business.
    Our prayers are with you, and I know
    that God will give you the peace and
    understanding to make it through each

    All our love,
    Mickey & Vi

  15. West Fargo ND
    Sharon, (my favorite geranium lady!)
    I am so sorry for your loss. You’re in our hearts and prayers.

  16. Fargo, ND
    sharon, you have had a tough year. battling cancer is tough fight.
    ed always had a story to tell. he loved sports and the stories usually were about some team.
    blessings on your grief work.
    kids, you had a great father and grandpa.

    gini and dave duval

  17. Vancouver WashingtonHeaven just received a very good man. I will be forever indepted to Ed for the things he taught me. His tutoring, mentoring, and patience helped shape me and many others who worked with Ed. His love for family, his faith, and work ethic are values any one should inspire to. Work ethic — There was no way any one could out work Ed Albrecht. The guy amazed me and any body that went shoulder to shoulder with him or as Ed put it, asses and elbows. If anybody was a friend with Ed Albrecht you now know how priceless that friendship was. Joyce and I send our sympathy to Sharon and all the family in this difficult time. The greif will pass and you know where Ed will be waiting. In faith, Larry and Joyce Humphrey

  18. Fargo ND
    Our memories of Ed will be his constant uplifting sense of humor. no matter what the circumstances, he was always able to disarm us with his happy remarks. We extend our condolences to the family during this time.

  19. North Las Vegas NevadaSharon and family –

    We were so shocked and sad to hear about Donny… Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  21. Arizona City AzWe have you in our thoughts and prayers. You have 50 years of memories and three lovely daughters, so you will never be alone. Christ and your memories will always be with you.

  22. Casa Grande AZ
    Our deepest sympathy. We pray for God’s blessings and peace for Ed’s family. We will be with you in thought and prayer as we are in Arizona at this time.
    Jim and Diane Lambert

  23. Bismarck ND
    To the family,
    I met Edmund just a few times as I worked for his mom & dad in Eureka, when they had the Coast To Coast Store. (Such great people) I remember his sister and brother Larry. I am sorry for your loss.

  24. Kindred ND
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Ed. I always enjoyed our visits at the clinic, he was a very nice man. May the Lord grant peace to Ed and his family at this difficult time.

  25. Oakes ND
    My sympathy to you and your family. It is hard to loose some one but God is there to hold you close. God’s blessings from all the Gronbecks

  26. Fargo ND
    Dear Elayna and family – I was sorry to hear of your dad’s passing but after year of battling cancer he is at rest. I know how Clifford struggled for 8 months and that was long enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  27. Fargo North Dakota
    Sharon and Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss of Ed. He will be greatly missed.

  28. Maple Grove MN
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ed was a wonderful man, it is unfortunate he had to suffer so with cancer at the end. God bless you and give you peace in coming weeks!

  29. Fargo ND
    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in spirit as we are currently in Maryland visiting our daughter and family. God Bless each and everyone of you. Love and Prayers.

    Paul & Barb

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. It’s never an easy time but try to remember the happy times and always remember he is ALWAYS with you! Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do.

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