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Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant

02/19/1939 - 10/25/2018

Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant, 79, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Hibbing. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Nashwauk.  Visitation will begin at noon followed by the service at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Diane Bolles and Pastor Dan Albrant will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

Chuck was born to Elsie Mikolas Albrant on February 19, 1939 in Waukegan, Illinois. He grew up as an only child as his infant brother died early. He was blessed to be surrounded by maternal grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, as he grew up on the family farm in Owatonna, MN. He graduated from Owatonna High School, class of 1958, and eloped and married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Kay Clark, on December 23, 1958 in Forest City, Iowa. Charles was an accomplished trumpet player and went on to play in the Marine Corps Marching Band at 8th and 1 in Washington, D.C. He was honorably discharged from the Marines and spent a few months training to be a gunsmith before signing on to be a postal employee in Denver, Colorado. He retired from the Rochester, MN post office after a total of 41 years as a letter carrier.

Sandra and Chuck had three children, Kenneth (died 2013), Daniel and Laura. They lived most of their married life in Rochester, MN, and then moved to Nashwauk, MN in retirement to be near the lakes, grandchildren, and to live the smaller town life. Chuck was introduced to the Masonic Lodge in both Stewartville and Rochester. He and Sandy were both involved in Eastern Star and in many other Masonic groups. They were both active in the “Dragon Patrol” and participated in numerous summertime parades. Chuck was transformed by his time with the Masons and supported them with his time and treasures. He loved flying and dreamed of building his own airplane (he obtained his private pilot’s license while in high school). He loved the outdoors and hunting and fishing and was an accomplished naturalist. He always had an affinity for firearms and possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the history and use of all guns. One of his favorite books was the annual “Gun Digest”; he loved to buy, sell, shoot and “tinker” with guns. He was a tremendous reader and his interests were wide – he was always seen with a book, until dementia made reading too frustrating.

He is survived by his son, Daniel (wife-Lucinda; sons, Chris and Danny); and daughter, Laura (husband-Rob; son, Ian and daughter, Kayla).

He was predeceased by his wife, Sandy; son, Ken; and mother, Elsie.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor should be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org.

5 thoughts on “Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant”

  1. Scott & Jan Bjore says:

    Laura, Dan & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, yet again. These timings can bring you comfort in knowing your Mom, Dad & Ken are together in the kingdom of God.
    The circle of life will continue that is for sure! Jesus has your right hand always…strength, courage, hope and peace to you all.
    Love Dean Clark and Jan, Scott & Jessica Bjore

  2. Chuck was a very intelligent man. He and my cousin Sandy were an awesome couple.May they both rest in peace with Jesus for eternity. Jay & Tammy Clark.

  3. Sandi & Bob DeLoach says:

    We are sorry to hear about Chuck. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends, and our Masonic Family.

  4. john shanks says:

    sorry for your loss I worked with Charlie at the post office in rochester

  5. Christine Kolling says:

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Chuck . We lived next door in Country Club Manor, your Mom and Dad always we’re great neighbors and friends. We we’re sorry to see them move, but knew they were looking forward to be closer to family. And 5 years ago we moved also. Wishing you peace and comfort. Bob and Christine Kolling

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Wednesday 11/21/2018 at 1:00 PM
Nashwauk United Methodist Church, 3rd Street, Nashwauk, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 12:00 Noon