Ken Albrecht

13 December, 194619 March, 2021
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Kenneth A. Albrecht, age 74, of Temple, Texas passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home in Temple. He was born on December 13, 1946 in Alton, Illinois, the son of Albert and Marie (Hawkins) Albrecht.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home 3110 Airport Rd. Temple, Texas 76504. Masks are required for all those in attendance.

Ken was a 1964 graduate of EHS in Edwardsville, IL and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in 1968. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972, and went on to join the corporate world as an executive for several different companies. His career took him to Kentucky, Alaska, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas, and eventually Texas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Belton. Ken was fortunate enough to be able to retire at age 58 and enjoyed using his time to entertain family and friends. He loved to cook for everybody and wouldn’t have it any other way.

He is survived by his wife Judy of Temple, a sister Alice Maedge and husband Bill of Belton, Missouri, sisters-in law Joan Baker of Jefferson City, Missouri and Renee Allen and husband Steve of Temple, Texas, nieces and nephews, Marsha Vest of Belton, Missouri, Jill Findley and husband Eric of Linn Creek, Missouri, Kris Ellsworth and husband John Dickshot of Glen Carbon, Illinois, Kurt Ellsworth and wife Janel of Edwardsville, Illinois, Chelsea Pershall and husband JR of Robinson, Texas, Tad Allen and wife Kaci of Temple, Texas, and Samantha Allen-Bigott and husband Chris of Belton, Texas, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by a son Carter Albrecht, his parents Albert and Marie Albrecht, brothers-in-law Steve Ellsworth and Gary Baker, sister-in-law Rae Ellsworth, nephew Scott Baker, and mother-in-law and father-in-law Ralph and Twila Ellsworth.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation via ( or Mail to: Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, c/o Northern Trust, P.O. Box 224165, Dallas, TX 75222-4165 Attn: Mail Teller



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Joyce McCready

27 March 2021

Ken loved to shop for groceries and prepare meals for family and
friends --- and family and friends loved to eat his meals as well.

Dave and Patty Strother

26 March 2021

Judy, you and Ken have always been a great memory of our time in Memphis all those years ago.
Please know how sad we are to lose a great man like Ken and that we will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Love, Dave and Patty

La Verne Rumfield

25 March 2021

Judy it is a honor, joy and a huge blessing for me to call Ken and you my friends. I enjoyed every Sunday listening to what Ken had to share to the lesson, he was a wonderful man and very intelligent man. He will be missed.
The video is so sweet and the music was wonderful.
Judy you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you my sister. I’m here for you.

Gina Morrow

24 March 2021

It was a pleasure getting to know and working with Ken in therapy at Everest. On behalf of the staff at Everest, I give my deepest condolences for your family’s loss of such a great man.

Bill Wisdom

23 March 2021

Will always remember Ken as an upbeat funny guy . It was always fun to be around him.
He was an inspiration. Judy you are in our prayers

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Officiated by Dan and Kandy Kirkley

Order of service
Prelude (10:45-1100) Kathy Pershall

Welcome Dan Kirkley
Prayer Dan Kirkley

The 23rd Psalm Carter Lynn Pershall

Slides and Music
All music performed by Carter Albrecht

Shared Memories
Tad Allen, Joan Baker, Samantha Allen-Bigott

“Who Can Satisfy My Soul Like You?” Everyone singing

Shared Memories
Steve Sharp, Meredith Wheeler, Jennie Ellsworth

“You Are My All in All” Everyone singing

Shared Memories
Marsha Vest, Parker Benton, Jenn Nabb

Message Dan Kirkley

Prayer Kandy Kirkley