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May 28, 2013

ALBERT STEWART

JULY 12, 1923 — MAY 24, 2013

OSKALOOSA — OSAKLOOSA — Albert Stewart, 89, of Oskaloosa died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home in Oskaloosa. 

He was born July 12, 1923, at the Stewart Corner in Mahaska County the son of Charles Emory and Alice Marie Clayworth Stewart.  As a boy Albert worked the family farm with horses.  He attended school at the Spring Valley one-room school house.  He took a few years off from school and farmed while his father was campaigning for public office.  Albert graduated from the What Cheer High School with the class of 1943.  He was a gifted baseball player and pitcher, he led his team to the state tournament.  He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  He continued to play ball while in the military.  Upon his discharge, he pursued a professional baseball career.  He signed a major league deal with the Los Angeles Angels triple A team, he finished his contract with the Des Moines Bruins.  The Bruins were affiliated with the Chicago Cubs at the time.  His career allowed him to meet and pitch to Mickey Mantle; “Fireball Al” was proud of the fact that his pitching proved to be more than Mr. Mantle could handle and he sent Mickey back to the bench.  In 1950, baseball had taken its toll on Albert’s body and his career was ended after back and elbow surgery.   On Oct. 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Gladys Brom in Oskaloosa.  Albert and Gladys made their life on the family farm.  He also drove school bus for North Mahaska School District, he always enjoyed taking groups of student to special events.  In the late 1990s, Albert and Gladys moved into Oskaloosa.  Upon moving to town, they took on the task of delivering a motor route for the Oskaloosa Herald and Shopper.  He was still delivering the Shopper three weeks ago.   Albert was always very civic minded, he served eight years on the North Mahaska School Board during the construction the new junior and senior high, eight years as a Mahaska County Supervisor, and on the board of directors of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber of Commerce.  Albert was active in the Republican Party at the national, state and local levels.  In 1988 when then Vice President George Bush visited Oskaloosa, Albert was asked to serve as the Master of Ceremony.  Albert was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, he served many years as high school Sunday School teacher and had taken training to fill in at the pulpit if needed.  He was a member of the Oskaloosa Rotary, and a former long-time member of the Prairie Knolls Country Club in New Sharon.  He enjoyed golfing and attending his families activities.  Through his busy life of farming and public service, Albert kept his family at the center of his life.   

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