Funeral services for Clarence Louis Albrecht, 95, of Port O’Connor, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Port O’Connor Community Center with Don Angelstein of Trinity Lutheran officiating. Interment will follow at Port O’Connor Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tommy Smith, James Gibbs, Calvin Ragusine, Henry Anderson, Joey Lane and Robbie Hawes.
Mr. Albrecht died Jan. 8, 2014. He was born in Ander to the late Albert and Emma Schiewitz Albrecht.
He graduated from what was then Port Lavaca High School and attended Texas Lutheran College before joining the Army Air Corps in 1941. After the war, he returned to Port O’Connor and partnered with Louis Madden and Elroy Bell to build and run the South Beach Terrace.
In 1950, he married Naomi in April and in September was recalled into the Air Force for the Korean conflict. After 21 months, he returned to Port O’Connor, built his family the home in which he and Naomi lived since then, and went to work for Brown & Root at the Union Carbide plant near Seadrift.
He was active in the Port O’Connor community throughout his life, serving in the volunteer fire department and in the chamber of commerce, where he was president in 1967 and 70. He retired in 1980 and devoted his free time to fishing and gardening.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Victoria.
Mr. Albrecht was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Olin and Sydney Albrecht.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Shults Albrecht; daughter, Janice Albrecht Stalder of Copperas Cove; a nephew, George Albrecht and his wife, Debbie; and five nieces, Janet Kutchka and her husband, Ray, Carol Curry and her husband, Robert, Alberta Thomas and her husband, Gary, Claire Barnes and her husband, Patrick, and Mary Gibbs.
Memorials may be made to the Port O’Connor Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 732, Port O’Connor, TX 77982.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, which is in charge of arrangements.