Adelaide I. Albrecht was born to Emil and Frieda (Bartz) Hageman on March 27, 1919 in Garber, Iowa.  She was the oldest and last of five children.

They were a farming family, and moved between Wisconsin and Iowa in her youth.  

When she was 20 years old, Adelaide moved to St. Paul, Minn., with her sister.  She started her career as a teacher, but then moved on to an administrative position during the war.  After the war was over and she had to give her job back to a man returning from service, she took a role at St. Paul Buick where she met her husband, Curtis Albrecht.  They married in 1952, and adopted two children, Michael and Heidi. They raised them between Shoreview and the Chisago Lakes area, and had a home on North Center Lake in Center City for 35 years.

Most recently, Adelaide was living in Osceola to be near her beloved church community at Trinity Lutheran. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Curtis; son, Michael; one brother; and three sisters.

Adelaide is survived by her daughter Heidi (Tim) Neff; grandchildren Andrea (Mike) Olson, Randy (Lindsay Schmitt) Neff, Crystal (Jason) Wanderi, and Becky Khammivong; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were Sept. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Osceola. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in East Farmington.

Arrangements are with the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Condolences may be expressed online at

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