Armbruster, Richard

Richard Armbruster
b: 06 AUG 1915
d: 05 MAR 1946
Obituary from the Washington Co. Genealogy Society.

Services Held Friday For R. C. Armbruster

Richard C. Armbruster, 30, a veteran of World War II died Tuesday,March 5, in Mercy hospital in Iowa City, of injuries suffered near hishome north of Riverside. He was taken to Mercy hospital following theaccident which occurred when the front wheel of his car struck the wetshoulder of the highway swerving the car into the ditch. He sufferedfractured ribs, a punctured lung and head lacerations.
Inducted into the army in April, 1942, he took basic training inArkansas, Louisiana and Texas and served two years in Europeantheater. He was wounded in action in December 1943, in Sicily andwas hospitalized first in Italy and later in North Carolina,Springfield, Mo., and Des Moines, where he received his honorabledischarge in July 1944.
Richard was born August 6, 1915 on a farm north of Riverside, the sonof Mrs. Mary Bopp Armbruster and the late Frank Armbruster. Survivingare his mother, seven brothers, Leonard, Riverside; Claude, nowserving in the army in Germany; Leo, stationed at Camp Lee, Va., andBernard, also in the armed services in Washington state, and manyrelatives in this vicinity.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, March 8 at 9 o'clock in St.Mary's church. Rev. J. J. Fath celebrated the requiem high mass andSt. Mary's high school choir sang during the Mass. The members of thelocal American Legion Post No. 257 and from neighboring towns attendedthe services in a body. The color bearers were Melvin Bone, DelbertFlynn and Oral Rath. A firing Squad consisting of Paul Heitzman, LeoBirka, Kenneth Rada, Lloyd Latta, Kenneth Kinney, Hubert Malichky,Edwin Hora and John Liska fired the salute. Miss Constance Pailliotetsounded taps. Cletus Kron and Francis Skubal were sergeants-at-arms.The members of the Young Men's Sodality of St. Mary's church of whichthe deceased was a member also attended the services in a body.Carrying the casket were Francis Waldschmidt, Kenneth Muller, VerneYeggy, Francis Brophy, Donal Ruth, and Melvin Schneider, allex-service men. Burial was made in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
  • 06 AUG 1915 - Birth - ; Riverside, Iowa
  • 05 MAR 1946 - Death - ; Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 10 SEP 2002 - Record Change -
Constantine Armbruster
19 JUN 1833 - 29 DEC 1912
Frank Armbruster
22 MAR 1875 - 01 DEC 1930
Ann Wombacher
15 FEB 1837 - 21 JUN 1918
Richard Armbruster
06 AUG 1915 - 05 MAR 1946
Mary Bopp
29 DEC 1882 - 12 FEB 1948
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Frank Armbruster
Birth22 MAR 1875
Death01 DEC 1930 Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Riverside, Iowa
Marriage25 OCT 1910to Mary Bopp
FatherConstantine Armbruster
MotherAnn Wombacher
PARENT (F) Mary Bopp
Birth29 DEC 1882Richmond, Iowa
Death12 FEB 1948 Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Riverside, Iowa
Marriage25 OCT 1910to Frank Armbruster
FatherRudolph Bopp
MotherSusan Whitmire
MLeonard (Bill) Armbruster
Birth29 MAR 1912Riverside, Iowa
Death03 JAN 1998Parkview Manor Care Center, Wellman, Iowa
MClaude Armbruster
Birth23 OCT 1916Riverside, Iowa
Death23 MAY 1989University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
MRichard Armbruster
Birth06 AUG 1915Riverside, Iowa
Death05 MAR 1946Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
MPaul Armbruster
Birth29 FEB 1920
Death22 JUN 2004Iowa
Marriage03 OCT 1945to Lois Strabala
MFrancis Armbruster
Birth23 APR 1918Riverside, Iowa
Death14 JUL 1986His residence in Coralville.
MGerald Armbruster
Birth12 OCT 1913Riverside, Iowa
Death08 JUN 1985Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
Marriage15 OCT 1970to Mariam Heitzman at Bloomfield
MLeo Armbruster
Birth17 SEP 1921Riverside, Iowa
Death13 MAR 1981VA Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
MBernard Armbruster