Albert Olesberg passed away peacefully on March 30, 2014 at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden. Al was born on October 3, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His family moved to Moorhead where he graduated from Moorehead State with a degree in Animal Husbandry. He married the love of his life, Bernice Lien, and moved to Seattle in 1950 to work for the Boeing Corporation as an engineer. He later, through years of evening classes, received a degree in Engineering from the University of Washington. After a long struggle with cancer, Bernice died in 1991. Al relocated to Arizona for a number of years but in 2009 returned to the Pacific Northwest where he lived at the Leopold in downtown Bellingham until his final move to Lynden. Al is survived by his five children: Skip, Sue, Karen, Lorna and Jon as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was loved by everyone who met him having a wonderful personality and a real "gift of gab". He loved to walk the streets of Bellingham visiting with shop owners along the way. He also enjoyed working with his hands fixing, building, taking apart and inventing. He loved music and singing in his church choirs and to the end could be heard humming a tune. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. Deepest thanks to Cedar Cove, the dementia unit at Christian Health Care. The respect, dignity and care you showed Al in his final months will forever be remembered and greatly appreciated. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on Apr. 3, 2014