Albert Martin Joellenbeck passed away peacefully on September 9, 2022 at the age of 90 years 11months and 23 days. Devoted husband to his wife of 61 years Shirley Ann Joellenbeck (nee Loyd). Loving father of David (Annette) Joellenbeck and Mark Joellenbeck. Dear grandfather to Debra Bradley, great-grandfather to TJ Bradley. A dear uncle, cousin and friend too many.
Al was born and raised in Okawville, IL. to Henry and Lydia Joellenbeck (nee Hasheider ). Dear brother of Nora Severs, Florence Ayers, Alice Becker, Melba Holtgrewe and the late Roy (Kay) Joellenbeck & Ruth (Eddie) Holtgrewe. Al was the middle child of 7.
Al was drafted into the Army and was sent to Korea where he spent 15 months in an engineering construction battalion as the heavy equipment sergeant.
In 1954 he moved to Kansas City, MO and got a job with The Victor L Phillips Company, a construction supply company, as a warehouse clerk. Transferred to the Joplin Office in 1974 & worked there till 1985. Al got an opportunity to come back to St. Louis where he worked for Safeway Scaffold. Then in 1988, another change to Battery Handling Systems, where he retired from in 1995.
In retirement he enjoyed fixing things. He built a shed all by himself to house the lawn mower. A pantry was added to the kitchen and storage under the bar too.
Al and Shirley did a lot of traveling. The Europe vacation was a highlight in 2001. Later to Greece and Turkey and Costa Rica traveling with family on tours. A bus trip that followed the Lewis and Clark Trail to the West Coast. When that trip was complete, he could brag that he had been in all 50 states. Alaska and Hawaii had been cruises.
Al enjoyed his Class Reunions. The latest 49ers was June 14 at the Original Springs Hotel. He also was a long time subscriber to the Okawville Times since 1954. Al always wanted to keep up on his hometown news.
Getting together with family was always important. Playing cards around the dining room table with siblings, nieces and nephews was something the family always did.
Visitation, Friday, September 23, 2022 at Immanuel UCC, 221 Church Street, Ferguson, MO 63135, 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 2:00 PM with Full Military Honors.