Charles H. Albrandt 1951-2019
Charles H. Albrandt was born August 14, 1951 in Sterling, Colorado to Herman and Imogene Albrandt. He passed away in Fort Collins, Colorado on July 29, 2019.
Chuck, as he was affectionately known, received an Associate’s Degree in Science from Northeastern Junior College, an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology from Red Rocks Community College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Studies/Vocational Arts from California State University-Long Beach.
Chuck was a Professional Firefighter for Poudre Fire Authority in Fort Collins, Colorado for 42 years. During that time, he served as a Firefighter, Driver/Operator, Emergency Medical Technician, Lieutenant, Training Officer, and Captain. He retired in 2015 and was often referred to as a “legend” on the department. At the time of his retirement he was the longest-serving line officer ever for Poudre Fire Authority.
Chuck was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April, 2019. He fought the tremendously hard battle for four months before it took his life. As pancreatic cancer is a presumptive occupational disease for firefighters in Colorado, Chuck’s death was considered an on-line duty death and he received full honors at the memorial service held on August 2, 2019.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Imogene Albrandt, his step-mother Agnes Albrandt, and parents-in-law Wayne and Wilma Hobson.
Chuck is survived by his wife Peggy of Fort Collins, daughter Brooke and husband Ken and grandchildren Domenic and Sabrina of Littleton, daughter Brittany and husband Eric of Aurora, sister Phyllis Chrisp and husband Rick and their daughter Janessa of Wellington, and brother-in-law Barry Hobson of Estes Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colorado Professional Firefighters’ Foundation. Memories and condolences can be made at dignitymemorial.com