Albert “Al” Paul Resch

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Albert “Al” Paul Resch

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Al Resch
Al Resch
Al Resch
Al Resch

Albert “Al” Paul Resch went to heaven on Jan. 6, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Al was born to John and Bertha during a blizzard at the family farm outside of Harris, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1928. Dad grew up on various farms in the area and went to school in the Rush City, Minn., area. At the age of 17, he left home to join the navy during World War II. He served on the USS Puget Sound and was discharged on July 22, 1946.

Al married the love of his life, Mary Ann “Mickey” Neidmire, on June 20, 1950. To this union, eight children were born. Dad and Mom were married until April 17, 2013, when Mom passed away just before their 63rd wedding anniversary. Al and Mickey were members of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Dad’s faith gave him comfort and strength.

Al worked construction his whole life and moved around with the work from Washington, Louisiana, North Dakota and California, eventually settling in Montana. Al was a land and construction surveyor, and worked for many engineering companies during his career, retiring from Engineering Inc. in 1994. Al also owned his own construction company, ALBOLAD, and worked in the Montana and Wyoming area, building farm buildings. Al enjoyed having his sons and sons-in-law work with him in his company.

Al had a love for the outdoors and looked forward to autumn to be able to hunt. He even shot, dressed and loaded his own elk just months before his passing at the age of 87. He could always be found camping, fishing or hunting. Summers were a time for gardening, and he would start his plants every spring in the windows around the house. He canned and made homemade jams that he loved to give away. Dad was a tinkerer; there was nothing that he could not manufacture or figure out. He loved to work crossword and math puzzles; for a man with an eighth grade education, he never found a math problem he could not solve. His memory was amazing, as he remembered birthdays, anniversaries and important dates, and could recite them at will.

Al was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; his son, Joseph; his sons-in-law, Robert Stoll and Richard Schwenk; his parents; and eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by his two sisters, Julia Biggins and Jo Thor of Minnesota; his children, Chris Resch and her children James, Richard and Janie; Peggy Stoll and her children, Russell and Dusty; Larry (Pam) Resch and their children Kristin and Kelsey; Sue Schwenk and her children Gregg and Samantha; Ginny (Ron) Malloy and their children Vickey, Ron and John; Kay (Bill) Fenton; and Dave (Becky) Resch and their son Jacob. Al was blessed with his 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In loving memory of our father, mentor, coach and educator. Dad, you will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, with a vigil at 7 p.m., at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 717 18th St. West.

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  1. Sister Mary Laura Huddleston, SCL

    Please accept my sincere sympathy at the death of your loved one. Mary Ann and I were classmates at Billings Central and good friends. May God bless and console all of you.

    Sister Mary Laura Huddleston, SCL

  2. My Uncle Al was a favorite of all the cousins. His sisters were always so glad to see him and he hardly ever missed an opportunity to see the family. I sat next to him as he said the Rosary at his sister Mary’s (Marie) visitation. I don’t know if I have ever known such a devout, caring, cheerful and smiling person. He was so family oriented, it was such a joy to be around. I cannot find the words to tell you how much he will be missed and how much he was loved, though you already know that. I am so sorry I am not able to travel at this time or I would have liked to be there with you today.
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Marilyn Resch Timmons (His brother Anthony’s daughter)
    and Bruce Neunsinger

  3. A life-time ago, I had this 30.06 rifle. It was a beast! Well, Al had this nice .243, that we traded straight across. I know he got the better of the deal, but we laughed about it and all was good. That’s the way he was….make it work, but in the end, be satisfied. His work ethic: If you have any doubt about his passing that on, look at his sons and daughters. They all posses that same drive, to get the job done, on time, and right the first time. Yeah, Al could make a mistake as well as anyone, but he was quick to fix it, and as quick to admit it, then move on. He didn’t tolerate laziness and tardiness, and it made you want to be there. Thanks Al, for the jokes, the stern lectures, and most of all, the patience it took to work with everyone.

    Allan & Ullainee Hartman & Family..

  4. What can I say about my Unle Al. He was a great man who I repected alot. I always looked forward to seeing him at the Family reunions with Mickey. Always had a kind word and good conversation. He will be missed by me and a lot of other people. Rest in piece until we see each other again.
    Brad Resch – Anthony Resch’s youngest son.

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