|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1918|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2007|
March 31, 2007 11:00 pm
Lewis Albus passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at the age of 88. His family and many friends will miss him deeply.
Lewis was born to Jake and Annie Albus Oct. 10, 1918, in Bremen, N.D. He grew up in Breman. In 1936 when he graduated from high school, he hopped a freight to Portland, Ore., where he worked in forestry. During the Depression in 1937 he worked with the Conservation Corps. In the Corps, he made $30 a month; he kept $5 and sent the difference to his parents to help pay for their house in Bremen.
He attended Dakota Business College and worked for Gamble Robinson until he joined the Army in 1942. His years in the service were spent in Europe as a sergeant with the 34th Evacuation Hospital. He was in Paris during the Liberation and was discharged in November 1945.
At the end of the war, he returned to work for Gamble Robinson in Jamestown, N.D., and met Dolly Miller-his future wife of 60 years-at a rooming house run by Dolly's mother. They married in 1947 and had four children.
Lewie worked for Gambles until 1953 when he joined Associated Foods where he worked as office manager until his retirement in 1981.
Lewie was an avid fisherman and had fond memories of floating the Yellowstone with his old friends Ray Otis and Tom Solomon. He liked to beat his friends in poker and pinochle and in his later years became a pretty good golfer. He greatly enjoyed gardening and was especially famous for his tomatoes. He loved his family and friends, and will be remembered by all for his unique sense of humor, kindness and gentle nature. He was truly one of a kind.
Lewis is survived by his brother Roger Albus (wife Margaret) of Ladysmith, Wis.; wife Dolly; daughters, Joan Cline of Red Lodge and Jean Albus (Richard Gessling) of Red Lodge; son Jim Albus (Laura) of Palmyra, Pa.; grandchildren, Neysa Dagostino (Joe) of Portland, Andrew Cline (Nici Holt) of Missoula, Nathan Watters of Portland, Jake Albus, Rebecca Albus, and Mary Albus of Palmyra; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Jake and Annie Albus; sister Eleanor Henrickson; and son Clayton.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 3, at Dahl Funeral Chapel, 10 Yellowstone Ave., Billings beginning at 10 a.m. and the vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at St. Pius X Church. In lieu of flowers those who wish may donate to St. Pius X Church or St. Vincent DePaul.
Dolly Marie Miller Albus (1924 - 2008)*
Plot: 14B, 35, A
Created by: Lorna Kappel
Record added: Jun 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27373692