Albert Neugebauer will celebrate his 100th birthday today. He was born in Dimock, S.D., on Feb. 9, 1908. He and his wife have lived in Spokane Valley for 57 years.
Neugebauer met his wife, Martha, in Sturgis, S.D., where he was working in his brother’s jewelry store and Martha visited. They were married in 1951.
Neugebauer opened Karl’s Jewelry Store with his wife in Spokane Valley after they were married. He also volunteered at his church, local schools, and the Boy Scouts.
He attributes his faith in God, his wife and taking life in stride to helping him live a long and healthy life.
When asked what the most memorable moments in his 100 years has been, Neugebauer mentions farming with horse drawn equipment, potato picking in Ellensburg during the Depression and serving as a soldier in the Army in WWII.
Neugebauer’s children and their spouses include: John and Margret Neugebauer, Gig Harbor, Wash., and Joanne and Mike Rex, Tacoma.
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