Darrel Conrad Albrecht, 83, of Galesville, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse. He was born on March 2, 1934 in Nodine, MN to Harold and Sylvia (Woodard) Albrecht. Darrel married Ferne Jensen in November of 1972 but they later divorced. He married Mary Hagenbarth and after her death, remarried Ferne on November 12, 2011. Darrel worked for the Badger Foundry and delivered newspapers for the Winona Post and La Crosse Tribune. He enjoyed fishing, playing BINGO, watching birds, collecting toy cars, going to auctions and garage sales, the outings at the nursing home, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Steve Harvey. Darrel is survived by his wife, Ferne; step-children, Gerald (Sharon) Horton, Leon Horton, Carol (Daniel) Gohman, Grace (Rick) Thilmany, Thomas (Cinda) Horton, Wayne Horton; siblings, Alton (Marlene) Albrecht of Winona, Elaine (Robert) Langowski of Galesville, Beverly (Robert) Pruka of Winona, Arlene (Don Burt) Groth of Winona, Gordon (Noreen) Albrecht of Fountain City, Ardel Pagel of Winona, Barbara (John) Kamrowski of Ettrick, Judy (John) Frauenkron of Goodview, Mary (John) Comero of Fountain City, Carol Mueller of Minnesota City, and Roger Albrecht of Winona; numerous step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 infant siblings, and his brothers-in-law, Richard Pagel, Herbert Groth, and Arnold Mueller. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, led by Harlin Hudson. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center and one hour prior to the service. Please leave a memory of Darrel and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.
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