Herbert Francis Armstrong passed away July 14, 2011, of natural causes.
Herb was born Feb. 13, 1923, to Francis and Gladys (Zimmerman) Armstrong in Broadview, Mont. His family moved to Havre in 1929. Herb enlisted in the Navy Seabees in 1942, served in the Pacific Theater and was discharged in 1945.
Herb married Mary Mosbrucker on Sept. 4, 1946. They made their home in Havre and later Billings. He spent most of his career with Texaco. He was a long-time proud member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Herb was a kind, gentle and compassionate husband, father and grandfather. His sense of humor and smile made us all smile with him. His quick wit and kindness were with him till the end. Family gatherings will always be a treasured memory.
Herb was preceded in death by son, Robert Earl; son-in-law, Stan Rubel; and sisters, Clara Lowen and Doris Crocker.
He is survived by
his wife, Mary; children, Carol Rubel, Joyce (Rob) Miller and Susan (Perry) Paluck; grandchildren, Jeremy (Laura) Armstrong, Jessica (Eric) VanHemelryck, Christine (Lorne) Koch, Katelyn, Kelsey and Karly Miller, Tyler and Megan Paluck; great-grandchildren, Shad, Aiden, Camten and Trinity Armstrong, Taycee, Kinsee VanHemelryck and Keira and Kade Koch. He is also survived by brother, Earl (Annette) Armstrong, several nieces and nephews, and Mary’s extended family in Havre.
Memorial may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Ministries http://www.sjlm.org/ways_to_give.html.
Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, Billings. Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at St. Pius X Church. Committal will be at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Michelotti-Sawyers.