Ronald Martin Albrecht — Lanesboro

Ronald Martin Albrecht, of Lanesboro, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with visitation at the church Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Ron was born June 14, 1945, in Evanston, Ill., the second son of Martin and Ethel (Bohnhorst) Albrecht. He grew up in Crystal Lake, Ill., where he attended Immanuel Lutheran Elementary and Junior High schools and graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School. He graduated from Elgin Community College and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., with a B.S. in science.

On Jan. 25, 1969, Ron married Elve Seim in Crystal Lake, Ill. They celebrated 45 years of marriage this past year. They moved to Lanesboro in March 1973, where they raised four daughters, Melinda Albrecht, Woodbury; Melissa (Travis) Malley, Harmony; Julie (Chuck) Smith and Jill (Jim) Weidner, both of Rochester.

Ron was a science teacher in Lanark, Ill., for three years. He farmed after moving to Lanesboro, worked in the weatherization department at SEMCAC, and was a carpenter/painter before his retirement. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, where he was on the church council, Sunday school superintendent and on the ushering team.

Ron is survived by his wife; daughters; grandchildren, Jordan Hall, Morgan Malley, Braden,Tyler and Addison Smith and Avery and Hannah Weidner. He is also survived by three brothers, Ken (Betty) Albrecht, Newton, Ill.; Richard Albrecht, Chicago, Ill.; and Dan (Mary) Albrecht, Belvidere, Ill.; two sisters, Joyce (Gary) Olson, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.; and Janet (Jeff) Warneke, Zumbrota; also, two sisters-in-law, Milla Kohv, Archbold, Ohio; and Irma (Jim) Faulkner, Rushford; and one brother-in-law, Madis (Mary) Seim, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Ron enjoyed living life, spending time with his family and visiting with friends. He could be found in the kitchen working on a Sudoku puzzle while watching the Twins. He was proud of all his family and loved them dearly. Ron was a kind and caring person and will be greatly missed.

Memorials can be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mayo Clinic, or an organization of your choice.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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