Jeffrey J. Albaugh, 70
June 12, 1948-May 19, 2019
Jeffrey J. Albaugh died Sunday May 19, 2019 in Sartell. His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans’ Cemetery near Little Falls. For all who knew him, please join his family to celebrate his life.
Albaugh was born June 12, 1948 in Chicago to Douglas and Ermelinda (LeClaire) Albaugh. He was a beloved science teacher who taught for more than 10 years in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as well as in Torreon, Mexico, Kuwait, Chile, China and Korea. Albaugh absolutely loved teaching and was loved and adored by all his students. His favorite pastime was going to the beach, swimming at club pools in the Dominican Republic and reading. All that knew him always thought of him as a humble, caring and humorous person. Students would always hang out in his classroom during lunch and after school to hear stories from Mr. “Alby” as he was known by.
Albaugh also made a huge impact in the community in which he resided. Neighbors and friends knew him to be extremely social and inviting; he was a positive influence on all who took the time to get to know his humor and way of life. Albaugh spent much of his time by lakes, fishing and spending time with his family in Minnesota. He was also a Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1966-1970.
Survivors include his daughters Melissa Albaugh of Billings, Montana, and Lauren Albaugh of Cody, Wyoming; a sister, Melinda Campbell; and nephews, Jeremy and Luke Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.