Rita Alma Albrecht

April 3, 1926January 1, 2014

Daughter of Henry and Mary (Slinger) Schneider. Rita was born on April 3, 1926 in Two Rivers, MN. She was employed by Robitchek and Schneider until they closed. She retired after 42 years of working in the sewing industry. Rita passed away Wednesday January 1, 2014 at home in Coon Rapids, MN at the age of 87 years. Her favorite things to do included sewing, embroidering, knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking and making lap blankets for the VA, and baby bonnets for the hospitals - Douglas County, Mercy and Unity. She also did a lot of volunteer work for Epiphany Catholic Church. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; parents, Henry and Mary; siblings, Jerome, Donald, Arnold, Leo, Andrew, Irene. Survived by children, Mary (Denis) Thelen, Bob (Fe), Birdie (Tom) Rotramel, Jim (Judy), Dave (Micky), Gary (Marti); 32 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; siblings, Herb (Loretta), Carl, Jerry Schneider, Marie (Mark) Zehowski. Special thank you to Ronald and Karen Bakke for all they did for our parents over the years - they have been a great help and such wonderful friends. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM Saturday January 11, 2014 at Church of the Epiphany, 11001 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Visitation 4-8PM Friday at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Boulevard Northwest and 1 hour prior to mass at church. Interment Epiphany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation or to the Allina Hospice Foundation.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rita Alma Albrecht

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January 10, 2014

Love you Grandma

Beverly Albrecht-Lipinski

January 9, 2014

Grandma thank you for welcoming me and my mom to the family. i well always remember you and the memories that you have giving for the last 22yrs. I love you always and forever

Tom & Marge Schneider

January 8, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. What a wonderful tribute I see to your Mom/Grandma/Great Grandma in your writings about her she is smiling down on all of you now and she sees what a great family she has and loves you all very much. She will be missed as I remember everything she did for my Mom when she was living at the Epiphany Pines. She was a wonderful woman and friend.


January 8, 2014

To the best mom, grandma, great grandma and friend anyone could ask for! You are in our hearts and memory for all time. Love you!!!

Jennifer Macallair

January 6, 2014

You will be remembered by so many, you touched more people then you will ever know! To the whole Albrecht Family our hearts and prayers go out to you! With Love, The Macallairs

Micky Albrecht

January 6, 2014

Rita... my Mother In-Law, my mentor, my teacher, my only mother for the past 23 years since my mothers death, and most of all my friend. You taught me to be a giving person, how to garden, how to sew and knit, and best of about what counts the most "Family". You were always there for any family member who needed help and even a stranger that you thought may be comforted by the simple things that you did that would bring them some joy. You've been an exceptional mom, grandmother, and great grandmother that will be hard to live up to. We've all learned this quality from you and hope to pass it on as you did for your children. You will be missed by many and talked about for many years to come with fond memories of what a great person you were. Love to you until we all meet again.

Marilyn Kohman

January 6, 2014

I will remember you for your colorful personality & always thinking of everyone else before yourself & your unconditional love for your family. I will think of you every time I use the dish cloth you gave me when Micky & I came over to visit with you. Rita you will be missed dearly by all that knew you! Your in a good place now, God Bless You!

Angel Robinson

January 6, 2014

You will never be forgotten. We love you and miss you. Rest in peace grandma!!

January 5, 2014

What a strong compassionate woman you are. Always doing so much for others; family members, acquaintances, acquaintances of acquaintances & complete strangers. I just love that about you!! I'm just blessed to have such a close relationship w/you. I have learned so much from you & cherish all of the time we've spent together. My kids just adore you & talk about you in heaven :)Just one of a kind beautiful person inside & out! You will be missed dearly.

Cheryl DesCombaz

January 5, 2014

Dave, Birdie...& the entire Albrecht family, I wish you strength and great memories. These times are never easy.