Lyle W. Albrecht, age 98, of Hutchinson, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:00 A.M., at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service, ALL AT CHURCH.
Memorials preferred to Peace Lutheran Church - 400 Franklin Street S., Hutchinson, MN 55350 and Harmony River Living Center – 1555 Sherwood St. SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Lyle was born on May 22, 1920, in St. Peter, Minnesota, to Rev. G. Theo and Martha (Braun) Albrecht. He graduated from St. Peter High School and later enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He married the love of his life, Alta Lorraine Peterson on August 14, 1946. After a short career in cheese making, Lyle owned and operated two drive inn restaurants in St. Peter and Glencoe, Minnesota. In 1950 he joined the Minnesota Valley Natural Gas Company and spent the next 34 years making his mark on the natural gas industry.
During his career with the Minnesota Valley Natural Gas Company he lived and worked in the Shakopee, Chaska, Sleepy Eye, St. Peter, Minneapolis and Mankato, Minnesota communities. He was active in many civic and religious organizations throughout these years. He and Alta enjoyed their retirement years in Annandale and Hutchinson, Minnesota and Sun City, Arizona.
Lyle was an avid sports fan and especially loved golf. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
A special thank you to the staff at Harmony River Living Center for all the loving care they provided for Lyle and Alta.
Lyle is survived by his,
Three loving children, Jane (Bill) Klein of Bloomington, MN,
Tom (Karen) Albrecht of Brainerd, MN,
Barbara (Brian) Eggert of Buyck, MN;
4 Grandchildren, Kristin (David) Christensen, Lindsay (Chad) Sypnieski, Tracy (Ken) Petro and Patrick (Lauren) Eggert;
7 great grandchildren;
Many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Lyle was preceded in death by his: Wife, Alta: Parents, Rev. G. Theo and Martha Albrecht; his siblings and their spouses, Verona Albrecht, Courtney (Harriet) Albrecht, Teddy (Clifford) Kurseth, Carmen Albrecht in infancy; Niece, Charlotte Albrecht; and Grandniece, Krista Albrecht.