Marie Ruth Albrecht (Hammann)

Born: 11/13/1918 Passed:
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Marie Ruth Albrecht (Hammann)

November 13, 1918 – November 24, 2017

Marie was born in Norfolk, Nebraska and grew up in Wisconsin, primarily Sheboygan County graduating from Kiel High School in 1936. Marie was married to Ralph L. Albrecht, whom she met in Columbia, South Carolina while both were serving in the Army in World War II. Ralph preceded Marie in death on Sept. 8, 1989.

Marie was the youngest of five siblings, all of whom preceded her in death. Marie is survived by her three sons, Florian of Missoula, Montana; Mark (Sheila) of North Royalton, Ohio; Eric (Brooke) of Columbus, Ohio; grandsons of Mark, Ryan (Elizabeth) of Akron, Ohio, Kiel (Katie) of Gaithersburg, MD, and granddaughter of Eric, Elise of Decatur, GA; and two great grandchildren of Kiel, Liliana and Oliver.

Marie graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1943, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Marie’s first job in nursing was with the Visiting Nurse Association in Midland Michigan from 1943 to 1945. In 1943, she joined the US Army Nurse Corps where she met Ralph and was on active duty until the end of the war.

Following discharge from the Army in November of 1945, Marie and Ralph were married on December 23, 1945 and lived in Canton, new Franklin, Oneida, and Malvern (Lake Mohawk). Marie relocated to Akron, Ohio in 2011.

Marie worked as a nurse at Alliance Community Hospital in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. She then returned to college to earn an elementary teaching degree and subsequently taught third grade at Malvern Elementary School for 21 years before retiring in 1984. Marie was well respected for her teaching and always put her heart and soul into her teaching even using puppetry in her reading classes.

Marie was an avid gardener, naturalist, and observer of nature and inspired a love of nature and the environment in her sons and friends. Marie was a longtime education volunteer at the Mount Union Nature Center. Marie also served on the Carroll County Library Board for 12 years, and was proud of her involvement in the friends of Malvern Library in bringing a new library to Malvern. Marie loved the arts, literature, and music, but foremost delighted in experiencing nature first hand.

One of Marie’s favorite quotes was “Let your heart not be troubled”. Marie will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and colleagues. Internment is at North Lawn Cemetery, North Canton, Ohio. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2018. Condolences can be shared with the family at

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6 Tributes to Marie Ruth Albrecht (Hammann)

  1. Jeanne (Hawkins) Grimm says:

    Mrs. Albrecht, Was my third grade teacher at Malvern, I remember her reading to us Charlotte’s Web, she made it so intense that I did not want to miss a single day to hear the story. She was very kind and caring to all in our class. God Bless ,

  2. Wendy (Barrick) Williams says:

    Marie and Ralph were two of my parents best friends (Gwen and Richard Barrick). I remember well visiting them when I was young and Marie was always SO kind – had a wonderful smile and very welcoming. The Albrecht’s were GOOD people!!

    Wendy (Barrick) Williams
    Copley, OHIO

  3. Bill & Darletta Shank says:

    Mrs. Albrecht was my teacher & I graduated with her son, Eric. Our sympathy & prayers are with the family. May God bless & comfort you & may happy memories ease your hearts

  4. The Rock Family, Tom, Cindy, and Jeanie says:

    To The Albrecht Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone during this difficult time. Mrs. Albrecht was such a loving and caring person. We go way back to the Oneida gang playing baseball in the canal and many games of kick the can. Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht always walking Trouser (he was such a sweetheart) around the neighborhood. She was an awesome 3rd grade teacher to Cindy and Jeanie. Keep your memories close to your heart and cherish them forever. May God Bless. Love And Hugs To Everyone.

  5. Rhonda (Reed) Chiurco says:

    Mrs Albrecht was also my teacher in 3rd grade. I loved her puppets during reading time. She was kind and one of my favorite teachers. I still talk about her today when people bring up teachers they remember. Blessings to her family during this difficult time. Such a great family still remembered and missed here in Malvern.

  6. Mary & Tom Shearer, Sarah Palace and Susan Brafford says:

    Marie was a wonderful, beautiful lady with many talents. She was our neighbor at Lake Mohawk. Her kindness to me and my two daughters was treasured. We loved going to her house for tea parties. It was a place of peace: like a secret garden. She shared her many plants with me, some of which still grown in my yard. One year she gave me a silver Christmas card she had made long ago with a rolling pin with designs. I still display it every year on my mantle. She took me under her wing when I needed someone. Her quiet, soft voice was always filled with wisdom and caring. I truly miss her and think of her quite often. She is at the top of my list of favorite people who have touched my life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, her family and friends.

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