Darral "PePaw" Albrecht

February 28, 1926January 21, 2014
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Darral J. “Pepaw” Albrecht, 87, of Midland passed away on January 21, 2014. He was born in Gonzales, Texas on February 28, 1926 to Eddie Albert Albrecht and Sida Voigt Albrecht. Darral attended Gonzales High School. He and Earlene Teel were married on November 6, 1952 and remained married for 40 years until her death on December 20, 1992. Darral worked on the family farm before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. There he served until April 20, 1946 in the European Theater where he obtained the rank of Cpl. and was awarded two Bronze Star Medals and a Purple Heart Medal. Following his honorable discharge he worked as a roughneck in the oilfield. He then worked for El Paso Natural Gas Co. at a filling station. After their closing in the early 60’s, he opened Albrecht’s Texaco which he operated for 25 years. Following a short retirement, Darral worked at the Alignment Shop for many years until retiring for good in 2008.

Darral is preceded in death by his wife, Earlene; his parents; a sister, Janice Parke; a brother, Pete Albrecht; and one granddaughter, Brandi Dion Land.

Those left behind to honor and cherish his memory are his daughter, Deborah Land of Midland; his granddaughter, Molli Land of Overland Park, KS; his grandson, Bud Land of Midland; his brother, Weldon “Jack” Albrecht (Estelle) of Seguin, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Wounded Warriors Project at P.O. Box 758518, Topeka, KS 66675 or in Memory of Darral J. Albrecht.

Pallbearers will be: Bud Land, Molli Land, Dusty Land, Kevin Courtney, Charles House and Jim Sale. Honorary Pallbears will be: Jack Albrecht, Vaughn Teel, Harold Gillam, Charles Collins and Jay Howell.

The family would like to thank the staff of CCU at MMH for their heart-felt care they gave and concern they had for our special patient.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 24, 2014

Darral "PePaw" Albrecht

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Deborah Land

February 12, 2014

Deborah Land

February 12, 2014

Daddy--I miss you so much, and the house is just not the same without your smile and one-liners. It's funny, but Bitsi & Beau still won't get up on your chair. Guess you trained them well.

Ginny Stone

January 24, 2014

Graham Pharmacy has lost a long time friend - it won't be the same here without his daily "coffee run". We will miss his smile and daily presence, but know he will still be watching over us to make sure we do everything "just right".

January 24, 2014

Mr. Albrecht was such a honorable man. I will never forget how many times I stopped for gas on the corner before I went to work down the block at M.L. Leddy & Sons and he always greeted me by name and a huge smile. A life well lived and my prayers go out to your family. Leasa Jo Hale Freeman

Charlotte May Massey

January 24, 2014

Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May warm memories and the prayers of friends comfort you in the coming days.

Carol Darden

January 24, 2014

Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is aching with yours. I remember your dad as always having a smile. My prayers are with you.

Linda Albrecht Gossett

January 23, 2014

We will miss you very much, Uncle Darral. Watch over the rest us down here. Love you.

Harry & Barbara Bowden

January 23, 2014

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Adrian Richards

January 23, 2014

Love yall so much My heart goes out to You and your sweet Family May Gods Grace, Peace and Comfort cover you in the days a head

Vera Henk

January 23, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.