Arlene R. Albrecht
Arlene R. Albrecht, 89, of Eldorado, passed away on
Thursday, June 18, 2020, at St. Agnes Hospital.
She was born on July 24, 1930, in Fond du Lac, the daughter
of the late Arthur and Bertha (Ott) Batterman. Arlene was a graduate of Fond du
Lac Senior High School Class of 1948. On
November 13, 1948, she married Roland “Rollie” Albrecht. Rollie preceded Arlene
in death on October 5, 1992.
Arlene was quick with a welcoming smile and cared more for
those around her than she ever did about herself. These qualities made her a great waitress at
Bell’s Restaurant and teller at the Eldorado State Bank and later U.S. Bank. Her joyful spirit, and the fact that she
likely had homemade cookies close by, endeared her to the students while she
was a secretary at the Rosendale Elementary and High Schools. She wanted to
make sure the kids had every opportunity possible and that led her to serve
multiple terms on the Rosendale Brandon School Board.
Arlene never missed the chance for a good game. Cards,
bowling or sports, she was there to win. Whether to play or watch, her
competitive spirit made her a tough opponent and the best cheerleader. She and Rollie enjoyed the Eldorado bowling
league. The Senior bowling league kept
her going after Rollie passed. She kept
a deck of cards and a bag of pennies close by and didn’t pass up a game of Sheephead. If the Packers or Brewers were playing, she
was watching or listening in.
She persistently reminded those around her to stop and
enjoy life. She was always ready for visitors and her house was a favorite stop
for trick-or-treaters. Rollie and Arlene loved to travel and spend time at Lake
Camelot. The stories from their camping
and bus trips all over the country were some of her favorite memories to share.
She loved her family and the Eldorado community. Her refrigerator was an ever changing
masterpiece of pictures and cards from those she loved. She belonged to St. Peter’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Eldorado and was a longtime member of the Ladies Aid. Arlene
was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Eldorado Fire Department. She gave
back to what she believed in and loved helping with the Thrivent Matching Funds
Survivors include two children, Nancy Korth and Michael
Albrecht both of Eldorado; two grandchildren, Jason Albrecht of Eldorado and
Jamey (Craig) Meyer of Hope, Indiana; a brother, Orville (Shirley) Batterman of
Eldorado; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Albrecht of Rosendale, nieces, nephews,
cousins, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Arlene was preceded
in death by her son-in-law, Larry Korth.
SERVICES: Due to the pandemic, private family services will
be held at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Eldorado with Rev. Aaron Odya
officiating. Inurnment will be in Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview Memorial
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St.
Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church or Harbor Haven.
Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,