PRETTY PRAIRIE - The final fence has been mended, the gate has been opened to greener pastures and the harvest is complete for Darrel W. Albrecht, 74, who passed away May 7, 2013, at Houston, Texas. He was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Kingman County, the son of Harvey and Helen Kaufman Albrecht.
A resident of the Pretty Prairie community most of his life, he was a farmer, cattleman and custom harvester. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, the U.S. Custom Harvest Association, American Simmental Association, American Red Angus Association, the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, and numerous other boards and organizations.
On June 3, 1960, he married Verdean Graber at Pretty Prairie.
Other survivors include: sons, Mark and wife Kacy, and Brian; daughter, Pam Lohrentz and husband Paul; brother, Leland of Hillsboro; sister, Joyce Janzen, of Hesston; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Schrag.
Funeral services were held. May 13 at the First Mennonite Church, Pretty Prairie. The family will receive Sunday at Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman.
Burial will be in the First Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made with the First Mennonite Church or the MCC, both in care of the funeral home.