NASELLE - Albert O. Busse, 86, died Oct. 19, 2003 at his home in Naselle. Born Oct. 12, 1917 in Portland, he was the second oldest of eight children born to Robert and Elida Busse.
He moved with his family to Naselle when he was 12, after attending school in Portland. He began working at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the mid-1930s, then worked in various aspects of the logging industry until his retirement on Oct. 1, 1979.
Mr. Busse was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was well known locally for his smoked fish and homemade sausages. He loved inventing gadgets to accomplish tasks in an easier manner. For instance, he invented a device to filet fish. Nothing would make him happier than riding in the woods exploring. Family was of paramount importance to him. A wonderful storyteller, he was the inspiration for his sister Ruth Busse Allingham's first book, "Glimpses of the Past."
He is survived by brothers Walt and Art Busse of Naselle; sister Dorothy McClure of Portland and
Ruth Allingham of Seattle; many nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy in 1974. Also proceeding him in death were his parents, brothers Robert and Edward and a sister Margaret.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at noon at the Naselle Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tony Stoutenberg officiating. A private inurnment will follow at a later date. There will be a reception for family and friends at his home in Naselle following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Naselle Fire and Aid. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.