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Richard Armbrecht

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Richard Otto Armbrecht, age 92 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, with Rev. Ronnie Koch presiding. Interment will follow the ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Military Honors by the Fredericksburg AMVETS. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 2019, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be directed to Lutheran Hour Ministry, Fredericksburg AMVETS, and Fredericksburg Lions Club. Richard was born May 30th, 1926, in Clemons, Iowa, the son of William and Elsie (Eggers) Armbrecht. He received his education in Clemons and was a 1943 graduate of Clemons High School. Richard worked for local farmers and his father prior to entering into the United States Army in 1951 until being honorably discharged in 1953. On July 12th, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church in State Center, IA, Richard was united in marriage to Margery Lorraine Wolken. To this union, five children were born. When they were first married, the couple lived in the Clemons area where Richard worked for area farmers. The couple moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1958. In 1968, Richard and Margery moved into town. Richard worked for Supersweet Feeds in New Hampton for over 30 years. After retirement, he painted homes and barns. Richard enjoyed this job so much, it became more of a hobby than a job, and he took great pride in his work. Richard and Margery owned and operated the "Cheeseburg" in Fredericksburg for over 10 years. It was hard work but their enjoyment came from their customers becoming their dear friends. Richard was a charter member of the Fredericksburg Lions Club, a former President of the Fredericksburg School Board, served as Chaplain for the Fredericksburg AMVETS, and was an Elder and active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and loved his Lord. He had the privilege of participating in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2015 and it was a highlight trip for him. He was a avid reader and had a passion for crossword puzzles and scratch tickets. Richard's true love was his family. Spending time during special occasions and family gatherings were the highlight of his life. Richard is survived by his wife Margery of Fredericksburg; five children, Steven (Sue) Armbrecht of Cedar Falls, IA, Ann Scroggins (Beth Boldt) of St. Paul, MN, Ray (Lorraine) Armbrecht of Fredericksburg, IA, Carol (Spencer) Luvert of Cedar Falls, IA and Mary (Jerry) Reno of Fredericksburg, IA, six grandchildren, Matthew Scroggins (Rod Smith), Carrie Armbrecht (Dewand & Keon Young), Kyle (Jane) Armbrecht, Kristen Reno, Abby Luvert, Katie Reno; three brothers, Hugo (Muriel) Armbrecht of Colo, IA, Joseph Armbrecht of Marshalltown, IA and Kenneth Armbrecht of Cedar Rapids, IA. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Simon Scroggins; two brothers, Louis and Sherwood Armbrecht; one sister in infancy, Pauline Armbrecht.

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  1. Marge, we are so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a wonderful person and dear family friend to all of us, especially my grandma! God’s blessings to all of the Armbrecht family!!
    Dan and Michelle Chipera and family

  2. Marge, Ann and family, so sorry to hear about Richard’s passing, may God give you and your family the strength to get through the days ahead, God bless you all.

  3. Please know that Daryl and I are holding you close in our hearts!! No words can ease your pain in this loss. I will treasure my memories and draw upon Richards faith that I know we will meet again. We are only a phone call away if your family needs ANYTHING!

  4. Marge and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Cherish your memories. Dena and Zac Palmer

  5. Dear Marge, Steve, Ann, Ray, Carol, Mary and family,

    It is with sadness that I read the notice. So many incredible memories of my childhood are entwined with Rich and your whole family. I can still hear his booming voice singing to our great God at church. May that God comfort you now. I am holding you close in thought and prayers.

    Blessings, Stacey (Behrens) Heimkes

  6. May Richard’s memories console you in the days ahead. All our thoughts and prayers. Jeanne and David Roder

  7. Condolences to Marge and the family of Richard Armbrecht. We pray for strength as you mourn his loss. Jan and Lance Manson

  8. Ray and family, so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers be with you all. Keith and Barb Olsen

  9. So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I really enjoyed working with him at Supersweet Feeds. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family at this difficult time. Jim & Pam Foster

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Richard was a special person and I’m glad to have known him. May God bless you all and comfort you in your time of need.

  11. Thoughts and prayers to your family for comfort and peace now and the days to come .

  12. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    Our deepest sympathy to the Armbrecht family.

  13. Dear Armbrecht family, Rich was one of the most significant men in my childhood. In many ways he was like a second father. Some of my greatest memories are from your house and yard where your dad was always around. Our other social arena was the church, and Rich always led there whether it was worship or the pancake breakfast. I look forward to seeing him again in heaven where he is undoubtedly praising God with his booming voice.
    Bill Behrens Jr.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Armbrecht family. All our lives have been made richer for having known him.

  15. Our deepest sympathy to the Armbrecht family for the loss of such a great man! Thoughts and prayers to you all! Rick and Donna Schmudlach

  16. Dear Armbrecht Family,
    Thinking of you during this time of loss. My memories of growing up in St. Paul’s includes Richard. I pray for healing and comfort. Gretchen (Gitch) Warkentin

  17. My dear Margery and family,

    I was so saddened when I checked my computer this afternoon and saw Rich’s obituary. I know what you are feeling. What wonderful memories I have of the two of you. God’s blessings to all of you.

    Donna and family

  18. Ann, Mary, and the whole family, so very sorry for your loss of your dear dad and grandpa. Thinking of all of you at this sad time.
    Jodi Boylan

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