Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Wonderful Dad

DRUMMOND – On Sept. 11, 2012, Albert Jay “AJ” Kroll left this earth to join his Father in Heaven.

AJ was born in Helena on Feb. 28, 1957, and spent his youth playing with his siblings and fishing. During high school he moved to Drummond, where he continued to fish and played basketball (until he refused to cut his hair).

AJ met his sweetheart Sandra Ostlerin at school and they were married in 1978. After traveling around the U.S. working on oil rigs, they settled back in Drummond to raise their family.

AJ was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors when we wasn’t volunteering for the local fire department, serving on the city council or numerous other community boards. His charity for others knew no bounds. He wouldn’t hesitate to get up in the middle of night to work on a furnace for a neighbor without heat. Eventually, he turned his love into a business providing construction and handyman services from Butte to Missoula.

AJ blessed many with his voice and guitar playing. He loved to sing in the church choir. He passed his love of music and talents on to all of his children.

AJ is survived by his wife Sandra; their children, Catherine Moria (Charlie Blalock) Kroll, Sally (Josh) Yates, Jay Kroll and Aaron (Jazsmin Urness) Kroll; granddaughters Annabelle and Layla Yates; parents June and Art Bowls; brother Darryl (Jonni); sisters Kathy (Jerry) Lamping, Jackie ( Bill) Sievers, Lari (Fran) Walter and Gail (Mike) Leeper; parents-in-law Harold and Doris Ostler; and numerous beloved sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Albert Kroll, and nephews Jason Kroll and Toby Lamping.

Please join us in celebrating his life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Drummond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A luncheon will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be offered in AJ’s name to the Montana Cancer Center or the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation in memory of the amazing care he received while there.

1 comment:

the glausers said...

Sally! I'm so sorry about your dad! He sounds like an amazing man! I have been thinking about you so much lately and I hope you know that you are in my prayers! I miss you guys! Give my love to your sweet Annabelle!