Albin William Linsenbardt, 102, of Lohman, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born December 21, 1917, in Lohman, Missouri, the son of the late Gustav and Flora (Fluegal) Linsenbardt.
Albin served in the Army Air Corps being assigned to the 498th Bomb Group and later went on to serve as a crew chief for a B-29 Superfortress stationed on the Pacific Island of Saipan during World War II. While overseas, he estimated that he supported nearly 60 missions, only losing one aircraft that sustained engine trouble shortly after take-off. On December 15, 2019, he became the first recipient of the Missouri Veterans Good Conduct Award.
He was united in marriage on August 12, 1943, in Lohman, to Jacqueline Joyce Starling who preceded him in death on February 24, 2018.
Albin worked for Linsenbardt Motors in Jefferson City for his uncle, RG Letorneau Heavy Equipment Manufacturing and Schlitz Brewing Company in Texas, and for the former Westinghouse as an electrical supervisor retiring in 1982.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lohman and the VFW. Albin enjoyed bee keeping, wood working, and cattle farming on his land.
Survivors include three children, Abbie (Paula) Linsenbardt, Lohman; Stanley (Judy) Linsenbardt, Jefferson City; Barbara (Henry) Carrel, Fayetteville, AR; a daughter-in-law, Becky Linsenbardt, Mont Belvieu, TX; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, his son, Larry Linsenbardt; two sisters, Nelda (Oscar) Bubach, Olivia (Francis) Linhardt; and two brothers, Rupert (Corine) Linsenbardt, and Aldo (Charlotte) Linsenbardt.
Private family visitation will be 12-1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lohman.
Private funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lohman with Rev. David Viles officiating. The service can be viewed on the St. Paul’s Facebook page for those who wish to join the family in spirit. (https://www.facebook.com/StPaulsChurchOnTheHill)
Burial with military honors will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville is in charge of the arrangements.
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