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Shirley A. (Waller) Albrecht

June 29, 1939 ~ November 18, 2019 (age 80)


Shirley A. Albrecht, age 80, of Preston, MN died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center.

Funeral Services for Shirley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Pastor Dan Bredberg officiating.  Burial will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at Christ Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Shirley Ann Waller was born June 29, 1939 to Alvin and Mary (Barber) Waller in Faribault, MN. She was united in marriage to Gaylord “Casey” Albrecht on July 27, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, MN. Music was a large part of Shirley’s life. She used to sing and play keyboard in the band Casey and the Good Timers. Shirley had a deep love for animals and even named the cows and pigs while helping Casey on the farm. She was very crafty and very creative. She was skilled in sewing, knitting, crocheting and she also made the best homemade costumes. Shirley put a lot of effort and a lot of love into each of her creations.  She also enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and fishing.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 63 years Casey, children Scott (Deb) Albrecht of Plainview, MN, Connie (John) Bober of Evansville, IN, Sally (Jeff) Meigs of Preston, MN, Wendy (John) Sullivan of Mazeppa, MN, grandchildren Jeanine (Josh) Larson, Amy (Jeremy) Meyer, Eric Albrecht, Michael (Kelly) Albrecht, Ashley Albrecht, Hannah (Terry) Brown, Jacob Isler, Rachael (Chris) Janink, Joshua McDonough, Jonathan McDonough, Jeremy McDonough, Jordan Albrecht, Jessica (fiancé Andrew Gerads) Duncan, Jack Duncan, and 22 great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her infant son Timmy and her parents.

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November 21, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
509 Kansas St NW
Preston, MN 55965

Funeral Service
November 22, 2019

2:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
509 Kansas St NW
Preston, MN 55965

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