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AGE: 90


ADDRESS: 611 E. South Street, Medford


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:08 AM Saturday, August 02 at his residence in the city of Medford under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 5 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger


INTERMENT: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 9 AM until 10:45 AM on Tuesday, August 5DATE &


PLACE OF BIRTH: September 5, 1923 at Medford


EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Catholic School, Medford & was a 1941 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: May 30, 1945 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Ruth E. Docter and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education he worked at the family business, Armbrust Meats in Medford until entering the US Navy in 1942. He was a WW II veteran having served from 1942-1945 in the submarine service, serving aboard the USS Tilefish. After the military he returned to Medford where he worked and later co-owned/operated Armbrust Meats until his retirement in 1984. He was one of the original co-founders & served on the board of directors of the Medford National Bank. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, traveling, boating on Lake Superior, curling, golfing, was an avid sports fan & enjoyed winter months in Arizona.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Medford Knights of Columbus; Medford VFW & American Legion Clubs; WW II US Sub Vets


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Ruth E. Armbrust of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Mike (Sally) Armbrust of Madison, Tom (Mary) Armbrust of Medford, JoAnne (Don) Faust of Black Earth, Jeff (Michele) Armbrust of Medford, Becky (Doug) Leclair of LaCrosse, Susan (Rick) Knopp of Medford


CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 daughter in infancy – Mary Agnes Armbrust




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: David (Joann) Armbrust of Medford & Doris (Everett) Hoffman of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: William, Walter, James & John “Jack” Armbrust


DECEASED FATHER: William A. Armbrust


DECEASED MOTHER: Agnes Strachota


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society in his name
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