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July 6, 1953 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
Bruce “Bubba” Albrecht, 70, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, with Pastor Jacob Smith officiating.
A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the service at the church hall.
Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Cemetery following the luncheon.
Visitation will be 3-5 p.m., Sunday, at the mortuary. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church.
The family has requested that casual dress be worn for the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Bergstrom, Mike Quast, Dan Fritz, Ken Heier, and Ron Traupel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to 379938 South Shore Drive, Aberdeen, SD, 57401.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.schriversmemorial.com. Services will be live-streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchriversMemorial.
Bruce Alan Albrecht was born on July 6, 1953, to Elmer and Virginia (Bohn) Albrecht in Red Wing, Minnesota. He grew up in Mitchell, SD, and graduated from Mitchell High School. A year after graduation, he went to work for the Milwaukee and Burlington Northern railroads, where he worked for 15 years as a Carman and supervisor.
Bruce chose to change careers and attended Northern State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting. He worked as an accountant for Cahill and Associates and Rohl Distributing for several years. Bruce then became the business manager for the Aberdeen YMCA for 22 years up to the time of his passing. The “Y” became an extended family for Bruce throughout his years of employment. He was a dedicated employee and seldom took a day off.
Bruce lived at Richmond Lake for over 40 years. Bruce and Becky were married in 1987 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The couple continued living at the lake for their 36 years of marriage. They welcomed one son, Scott, and the family enjoyed the “Lake Life.” The family welcomed family and friends each summer for many gatherings. Bruce was a devoted husband and father. He spent endless hours golfing, bowling, and playing darts with Becky and Scott. Bruce was a regular at league golf and tournaments at the Aberdeen Country Club (Goat Ranch). He participated on several bowling teams, dart, and softball teams. He attended the state dart tournament every year with Becky and friends.
Bruce was a gentle and kind person who, throughout his life, had the gift of giving himself to others. He enjoyed his friends at Schwan’s Recreation, and was one of the founding members of the “Northside Schwan’s Group.” Bruce was also an avid Vikings and Twins fan.
Bruce’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, and healthcare teams at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital for their exceptional care for Bruce.
Grateful for having shared Bruce’s life are his wife Becky of 36 years; his son Scott of Nashville, TN; three brothers: Stan (Linda) Albrecht of Sioux Falls, SD, Steve (Georgia) Albrecht of Sioux Falls, SD, Anthony Albrecht of Orlando, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Bruce shared a “brotherly bond” with cousins Chuck Weeks of Denver, CO, and Ed Weeks of Center, ND.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and Cousin Pat Weeks, with whom he also shared a “brotherly bond.”