Elizabeth “Ellie” Cara Albrecht passed peacefully into God’s Hands on Aug. 4, 2019, after a courageous battle against cancer.
Ellie lived 36 memorable years...13,177 travel-filled days...316,248 hours of love, lessons and laughter...18,974,880 precious minutes that made a lifetime of impact. She was born on June 28, 1983, and welcomed into the arms of her loving parents, Charlie and Shirley Albrecht. Ellie grew up in Northwestern Wisconsin, destined from early on to be a proud cheese-head and avid Packer-backer. She attended elementary school and high school in Webster, Wis., and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
During college, Ellie worked as a health information specialist at Vibrant Health Family Clinics. After graduation she spread her wings and moved to Las Vegas, where she worked as a project accountant, made many new friends, and found plenty of adventures. Ellie traded the desert for the garden, relocating to New Jersey and working as a controller for Zoku, LLC. She found her way back home to Wisconsin in 2015, living in Siren and finally Hudson, and working as a controller at Midwest Fiber Solutions in New Richmond.
Ellie laughed. Often. She found joy in simple pleasures, and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doting on her sweet pups, Cali, Reese and Bella. Anyone who followed Ellie’s snaps and posts knew she loved to travel (especially to attend a Packers game), shop, eat ice cream, photograph sunsets and in general “find the fun” in life. The sparkle in her eyes grew extra bright when she felt mischievous...many of us know that sparkle well. Ellie’s smile was infectious and her heart was full of compassion, hope and love. Though her life with us here has ended far too soon, we seek comfort in knowing that her beautiful light will shine for eternity.
Ellie loved, and was loved deeply in return. She is survived by her parents, Shirley and Charlie; her partner, Jeremy Parker; his daughter, Lauren, and their fur baby, Bella; her sister, Pam (brother-in-law Bryan; niece, Emma; nephew, Nate; her sister, Kim (brother-in-law, James; niece, Brooke. Ellie’s extended family includes her birth parents, Cara and Mark; her birth siblings, Cameron (daughter, Haley, son, Steven), Lauren (daughter, Nora) and Nick; her birth grandfather, Bud; her birth aunts, Becky, Elizabeth “Lisa” and Barb, as well as many additional aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her birth grandmother, Barb; and cousins, Stevie and Rachel.
Charlie, Shirley and Jeremy are profoundly grateful for the many family members, friends, and the Mayo Hospital staff in Rochester, Minn., who not only cared for Ellie, but also showed incredible kindness and support to her family while they were by her side. The family also wishes to extend a special thank you to Ellie’s Oncologist, Dr. Matthew Block.
A visitation for Ellie was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, in Webster. A funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. (visitation from 10-11) at Bethany Lutheran Church, in Siren. In lieu of flowers, Ellie’s family requests donations in her memory be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation – www.melanoma.org.
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, in Webster. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com.