Shirley M. Albrecht

Jan. 24, 1924 - Nov. 11, 2019

Shirley M. Albrecht, age 95, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 in Bloomer. She was born Jan. 24, 1924 in Ladysmith, the daughter of Herman and Rena (Beck) Stiehm of Catawba. She attended school in Catawba through her sophomore year and graduated from Phillips High School, graduating in 1940. Shirley attended Price County Normal School in Phillips, graduating in 1942. She taught one year at the Excelsior School near Phillips. Despite coming from a family of teachers, Shirley decided this was not the profession for her and went on to become a bookkeeper. She worked in this and related fields until she retired in 1980. The last 10 years she was employed as a bookkeeper and assistant office manager at Thrifty Oil Company in California.

Shirley was married to Robert E. Reed of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1944 at the Charleston Navy Base in South Carolina. They were later divorced. On Oct. 19, 1957, while living in Orlando, Florida, she was married to Lee H. Albrecht of Bloomer. Shirley was an avid reader and loved to travel. Lee and Shirley spent 21 years in Orlando and Rockledge, Florida, before returning to Bloomer in 2008.

She is survived by her niece, Shirley (James) Hinke of Phillips; grand-niece, Carrie (Brandon) Quinn of DePere; grand-nephew, Jeremy Hinke of Brookings, South Dakota; great-grandnephews: Carter, Aaron and Micah Quinn of DePere; and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Albrecht on June 12, 2019; parents, Herman and Rena (Beck) Stiehm; brother, Donald Stiehm; sister, Floy (Raymond) Sand; and step-son, Sergeant Michael K. Albrecht.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer with Pastor Bob Otto officiating. Interment will be in the Bloomer Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Online condolences may be expressed at

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