Albert "Stub" Malkuch, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 of congestive heart failure at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. Funeral services were on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor James Hageman officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive.
Stub was born on March 21, 1928 in Circle, Montana the son of Fred and Nettie Malkuch. He was raised in the Pleasant View area on the family farm.
Stub was a veteran of the Untied States Army. He served two years in the Korean War and eleven years in the Army Reserves. He was a life time member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Lindsey Hall Association.
Stub worked for Western Area Power as a Switch Operator, Crane Operator and Truck Driver, retiring after 31 years. After retirement Stub began ranching and farming until health problems forced him to quit. He worked hard and played hard. He took a lot of pride in his work.
On June 8, 1957 Stub was united in marriage to Shirley Devier at Our Lutheran Savior Church in Glendive. They were married for 52 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Raymond, Lester, Edmond and Harold and one sister, Violet "Sis".
Survivors include his wife Shirley of Glendive; one son, Duane (Donita) Malkuch of Baker, Montana; one daughter Judy Lee of Glendive; one granddaughter, Amie (Jace) Schillinger of Grand Forks, North Dakota; two grandsons, Tyler (Mandy) Malkuch of Sidney, Montana and Tanner (Brittney)Lee of Glendive; one great granddaughter, Lola; one brother, Bill Malkuch of Alaska; three brothers-in-law, Bob Devier of Glendive, Fred Verhasselt of Sidney and Roy Smith of Terry, Montana; two sisters-in-law, Phoebe Malkuch of Cody, Wyoming, Gertrude Huotari of Glendive; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog and faithful companion, Rosco.
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