Donald Albrecht, 84, of Cuero passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. He was born Aug. 12, 1933 to the late Raymond G. Albrecht and Velma Read Albrecht. Don married the love of his life, Billye Forge, on Feb. 19, 1955 in Cuero.
He worked for JS Abercombie and Cameron Iron Works where he retired after 33 years. Don was also a Wildlife Manager and bird dog trainer at 74 Ranch in Campbellton where he provided guided quail hunts to customers and friends of JS Abercombie “Mr. Jim”, including President Lyndon B. Johnson and many others.
Don was a pillar in the Cuero Gobbler community. He was president of the Cuero Rodeo Association, president of Cuero Lions Club, director of TYRA, and was a Little League Baseball coach. He worked hard for his organizations any way he could by getting donations, getting the community involved, and collecting awards from local business owners for the winners of the Cuero TYRA rodeos.
He volunteered at the C.A.M.A.L. House delivering meals to his community. Don would help anyone that needed his assistance by getting someone’s lawn mowed or getting wheelchair ramps built. He was a commissioner of the Cuero Drainage District and promoted and volunteered at the Cuero Heritage Museum and The Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Cuero.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Dee Ann Watts and husband, Jim, of Cuero; son, Chris Albrecht and wife, Susie, of Victoria; brother, Gerald Albrecht and wife, Judi, of Spring; grandchildren, Desiree D. Carpenter and husband, Brandon, of Halletsville, Christopher R. Albrecht and fiancée, Teresa L. Brandon, of Goliad, Maison R. Zuber and wife, Marlee, of Cuero; great-grandchildren, Kamryn B. Carpenter and Karstyn B. Carpenter, both of Halletsville.
He was preceded by his parents and beloved wife, Billye; infant daughter, Desiree Lynn.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Moore officiating.
Honorary pallbearers include Wallace Beck, Juan Rojas, Billy Martin, and Michael Zuber.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, Hospice of South Texas, and AlzCare of Cuero.
You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.
Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.