Eunice H. Albrecht, 96, of La Crescent

eunice albrecht

Eunice H. Albrecht, 96 of La Crescent, MN, passed away July 5, 2017 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.  She was born July 30, 1920 to Julius and Ellen (Hanson) Rudie on the home farm on the south ridge of Coon Valley.  Eunice was baptized and confirmed at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in La Crosse for many years and the last few years returned to her home church in Coon Valley.  Eunice graduated from Viroqua High School and attended Coleman Vocational School and was employed by Gundersen Clinic as a medical secretary for the next 43 years.  Eunice married Robert H. Albrecht on October 5, 1944 and together they raised 5 children.  After retirement, Eunice volunteered at Gundersen Clinic and La Crescent Elementary School and spent numerous hours helping her older brother and sister.  She and Bob traveled to Europe, Canada, the western states and Florida. Bob passed away April 26, 1994.

Surviving are her children, Ellen Elmer of Tomah, Michael (Ruth) Albrecht of La Crescent, MN, Jeffrey (Beth) Albrecht of Pensacola, FL, Daniel (Lynn) Albrecht and Mary (Jerry) Miller both of La Crescent; her grandchildren, Dean (Kristin) Elmer, Karrie (Randy) Scholze, Robert Albrecht (Tina Fishel), Jennifer (Nick Bissen) Albrecht, Angela (Kamran) Basharat, Jeffrey Albrecht Jr. (Richard Martin), Nathan (Krissy) Albrecht, Tim Harger, Jennifer Reuss (Kevin), Nicholas (Jennifer) Pinch, Daniel Pinch; her great grandchildren, Cody (Kathryn Gadow) Scholze, Elliot Barnheart, Joshua Albrecht, Azra, Munibah, Sekunder, Isra and Hashim Basharat, Zoe Albrecht, Ashlyn and Sasha Vance, Joe Tans-Elmer, Bella Hurst, Brooklyn Pinch, Jedruik Pinch, Oliver Reuss and Elliott Reuss; 2 sisters-in-law Virginia Larson and Olive Rudie; a brother-in-law Richard Albrecht and many nieces and nephews.

Eunice is also survived by her very special friends Dr. Mary Nelson and Loris Rustad.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob, 3 sisters, Beatrice, Evelyn and Jerene (Leif) Erickson; 5 brothers, Jarvis, Lawrence, Kenneth, Edwin (Hazel) and Merlin (Lorraine) Rudie; a son-in-law John Elmer; a niece Dawn (Terry) Koll; and 5 nephews, Ron, Terry, Jerome (Betty) Rudie and Steven and Rick Erickson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday July 10, 2017 at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.  Rev. Meg Eiben Hoversten will officiate with burial in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
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written by Brenda Bell, July 07, 2017
Ellen and Kari,

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

written by Kris and Jeff Erickson and families, July 07, 2017
We are so sad and looked so forward to seeing Eunie
for her 97th birthday in two weeks but God knew better
and called her home. She was such a gentle soul and
will truly be missed. We are thinking of you all.
Kris and Jeff
Tina, Travis and Addison Bell
Shane, Amber , Allie, Carson, Josie and Rhett Leif Erickson
written by Rosemarie & Kevin DeWolf, July 08, 2017
I am truly sorry for your loss, may the good Lord be by your side to guide you in these difficult times.
written by Lynda Soness, July 09, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. It is a very hard time. My Thoughts are with you all.

written by Jeff and Cathy Erickson
written by Jeff, July 10, 2017
Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. They will always be there looking over your shoulder. When that breeze brushes past you, or that wind chime suddenly sings for no reason, know that they are there speaking to you.
written by Lee and Janet Allen, July 12, 2017
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Eunice. She and Bob are no doubt sharing wonderful memories once again. Eunice was so gracious when I stopped to ask her about their home on Springbrook Way. We love this home and are so glad we bought it from her in 1999. Perhaps the love they shared is still lingering here. I know the TIGER AND CLOWN sure are. I did not know that she and I share the same black and orange Viroqua High School colors. RIP, Eunice.

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