1925 — 2015
Lou Elvin Armstrong recently passed away, at his home, in San Antonio, Texas.
He was into his 90th year. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Donna (Riggs) Armstrong. Lou, and his brothers and sisters: William, Ruth, Nelle, James, Betty, and Larry; are the children of Orville and Martha (Matson); descendants of Capt. John and Martha (Carr) Armstrong, original Homesteaders of Antelope County in the Park Center community; Capt. John Armstrong died at Shiloh battlefield in the American Civil War.
Lou graduated from Elgin High School in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy in WWII in five major battles. He returned to peacetime Nebraska to farm and ranch in the Elgin and Oakdale areas. He raised Hereford cows and Appaloosa & Quarter horses.
He joined the growing airline industry in 1954 Norfolk, NE, and served 35 years with Braniff, Northwest, and Delta. He applied his knowledge and skills in carpentry and construction with his sons in the ArmWel Company thru-out his life in Chattanooga TN, Seattle WA, San Antonio TX, and to help build over 300 homes for U.S. Air Force bases in Texas.
He is survived by his sons: Dana, Terry, and Patrick; and their extended families in Texas.
Memorial Service in the Oak Meadow United Methodist Church of San Antonio, and interment, in the company of his wife Donna, at Fort Sam Houston National Military Cemetery.
He will be missed by family and friends.