In Memory Of

Albert L. Oelrich

July 15, 1928 - August 18, 2022

Friday, August 26th, 2022 - 9:30AM to 10:30AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
208 S. LaSalle Street
Spencer, WI 54479

Friday, August 26th, 2022 - 10:30AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
208 S. LaSalle Street
Spencer, WI 54479

Full Obituary

       ALBERT L. OELRICH, age 94, of Spencer, WI, passed away at Colonial Center, in Colby, WI, on Thursday, August 18, 2022.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer.  Rev. Barry Saylor will officiate, and burial of cremains will follow in West Spencer Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.
     Albert Leo Oelrich was born on July 15, 1928 on the farm homesteaded by his family, the son of Frederick H. and Emma A. (Kaulfuerst) Oelrich.  He was raised on the family farm and received his education in Spencer.  After school, Albert worked on the farm and at Weyerhauser in Marshfield.  He was united in marriage to Frances Jean Hlavac at Christ the King Catholic Church on May 21, 1960.  They bought her family farm, Sunnybrook Farm, from her brother Joe in 1964.  Besides farming, Albert also raised mink and rebuilt car and tractor engines in his spare time.  He and Frances farmed with their son, Dan, until retiring in 2013, at which time Dan took over farming.  He continued living on the farm until moving to Colonial Center in 2021.
     He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years, and was a foster parent for several children.
     Albert had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family, loved to hunt deer, fox and racoon, fishing, being a beekeeper and making honey for many years, making maple syrup, gardening, cutting and selling Christmas trees, trapshooting and throwing horseshoes.
     He will be dearly missed by his sons: Dan Oelrich of Spencer and John Oelrich of Martin, TN; his grandchildren: Owen and Lucy Oelrich of Martin, TN; one brother: Arthur (Georgia) Oelrich of Unity, WI; two sisters: Alice Johnson of Chili, WI and Frieda Oelrich of Spencer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances, on November 10, 2020; five brothers: Willard, Herb, Raymond, Roy and Joseph Oelrich; and three sisters: Esther Schoolman, Beatrice Macheichok, and Edna Oelrich.