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Roy Walter Albert Puttbrese, 76

Roy Walter Albert Puttbrese of Albany passed from this earth to heaven on December 4, 2012.
He was ready to see the Lord, and He was ready to receive him.
Roy was born on April 20, 1936 in Bentwood Township, Minnesota, to William and Marcella Puttbrese. He spent his early years in Minnesota while in Minnesota he was drafted into the Army where he spent his time in the Korean War and later moved to the Albany area, where he raised his family and retired.
Roy and Genevieve were blessed with three children over the years: Valerie Lacer (Jim) of Lebanon; Kevin (Phyllis) of Monroe; Wayne (Sylvia) of Lebanon..
Roy loved his home in Albany and his time in the outdoors. He has many interests from working around his home as well as designing new things to build. He enjoyed Cooking and Barbecuing for large gatherings. He also enjoyed hunting and camping with his family; he was always a busy individual. Roy liked living a simple life filled with home, family, and friends.
Roy is survived by his wife Genevieve of fifty-two years; children Valerie, Kevin and Wayne and their spouses; five grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by five sisters Carol (Chuck) Paine of Makinen, MN, Marcella (Alvin) Sather of Greenbush, MN, Kay (Ken) Lee of International Falls, MN, Daisy (Bill) Cantrell of Greenbush, MN, and Virginia (Curly) Johnson of Rochelle, IL. ; one brother Rudy (Millie) of International Falls, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, William and Marcella Brothers William, Albert, Anton, Heman, Edward Puttbrese and Sister Darlene Puttbrese.
Those he loved who have gone on before him they will be there to welcome him into heaven with big smiles and open arms. And as for those who have the hope of seeing him again, we don’t say “Goodbye” but rather “See you later.”
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body.. But rather to skid in broadside in a thoroughly used-up body and loudly proclaiming “Wow – What a Heck of a Ride.”
A celebration with Military Honors of Roy’s life with friends and family will be Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. at Simpson’s Chapel Cemetery Alpine (Alpine Cemetery), Oregon.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling arrangements (

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