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Albert Martin Miller, age 91, of Lamar died Friday March 2, 2012 at Truman Healthcare Center.

Albert was born May 19, 1920 in Barton County to Martin Frank and Anna (Ramsbottom) Miller. On March 26, 1942 he began serving his county in the United States Army.  He was the last survivor of the 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion in the Third Armored Spearhead Division. He was in charge of a Tank Destroyer and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Nordhausen Slave Labor concentration camp and liberated many other slave and POW labor camps. Albert was a recipient of a Purple Heart 

After release from the Army, he returned home and on November 16, 1947 he married Imogene Alice Alumbaugh at Nevada, MO. Albert worked as a lineman for Barton County Electric for 37 years and retired in 1985.  He was a protestant and was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post #3691.

 

Survivors include nieces Susan Splitter of Lamar, Carol Anne Farrell, Ruthanne Meagan Gerber of Greenville, SC and Karen Alumbaugh; nephews, Steven Alumbaugh, Larry Alumbaugh, Paul Alumbaugh, Craig Alumbaugh, and Kevin Alumbaugh; and a sister in law Velma Miller; a brother in law Chet and Juanita Alumbaugh; and a sister in law Betty Alumbaugh.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Imogene; one brother George F. Miller; one sister Ruth Ameila  and Elmer C. Mulder;  a nephew Lawrence Miller and nephew Randy Alumbaugh

A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 pm Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation in care of the funeral home

Comments  

#7 Kansas City, MOArthur Alumbaugh 2017-09-07 20:17
Just thinking about you for some reason today.

I enjoyed our visit in the weeks before you passed. I wish we would have kept up more. Going out to see you and aunt Imogene as a kid was always fun.

You were a good man.

Rest in peace.
#6 greenville, south carolinaruthanne m gerber niece 2012-03-14 09:45
hey, unk......you are in my thoughts and heart everyday......it seems unreal that we can no longer talk over the telephone or that i could visit with you this spring or summer....i thought you would be here for a few more years........your passing is a sad loss, but i am thankful for you, that you are out of your misery.....you are important, kind and intelligent and special.......most of all i am so glad for john 3:16 in your heart---for god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotton son, that whosoever beliveth in him, shall not perish, but have ever lasting life........i miss you
#5 Wichita, KansasVickie Shingleton Draper 2012-03-07 08:44
I am just devastated to lose this dear man. He was like a father to me my entire life. Albert and Imogene shared backyards with my Aunt and Uncle, the Arft family. As a child I ran in and out of their home daily. They attended my wedding and were always there for me. In later years I would call Albert all the time and always made sure he had cards in his mailbox for any special day. I will miss him until I meet him again with our darling Imogene. Prayers to you all for this great loss.
#4 Lee\'s Summit, MoImogene Brooks 2012-03-06 17:31
To the family, I am sorry to read that Albert passed away. He has been a friend of mine for a lifetime. Always had a smile and time to visit. Know that I am thinking of you and I know you will all miss him. Just remember those good times, and know he is in a better place and reunited with Imogene.
#3 Joplin, MOVicki Ullrick Plumlee 2012-03-05 19:08
What a great guy! A true friend!
#2 Webb City,MO---Mesa,AZ.Bob Long 2012-03-05 18:29
Family of Albert M. Miller

Albert, was always very kind to me,
and I have never forgotton that...

In the latter years of my parents life
Albert, was like a member of the Long
family...
#1 Houston, TXClay Alumbaugh 2012-03-05 08:38
Gone but not forgotten. Queta and I are very happy that we had the chance to visit with you over the Christmas holidays.

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