Albert DuBois, 94, of Webb Lake, WI, died on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Benedictine Living Community of Spooner.
Albert Joseph DuBois was born on January 16, 1918 to Peter B. and Philemina (Duchene) DuBois in St. Paul, MN. He was baptized the 10th day of February 1918 as a Roman Catholic. He attended grade school in St. Paul, MN and moved to Scott Township when he was 14. He worked on the Durand farm becoming an honorary member of the family and served in the Conservation Corp before going into the armed services.
He served 4 years in the US Army and spent 3 ½ years in Japan as a prisoner working in a coal mine. He was honored in Wausau as being the last survivor in his 192nd Company of the Bataan Death March. He was decorated with the American Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Star, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with Bronze Star, Philippines Defense Ribbon with Bronze Star, 8 Overseas Service Bars, Service Stripe, Army of Occupation Medal and Japan Good Conduct Medal, District Unit Badge, 1st & 2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and Combat Infantryman Badge. He was able to see the plumes from the atomic bomb when it exploded in Nagasaki, Japan. He was saved by that bomb and Harry Truman.
He worked for the St. Paul U.S. Postal service for over 20 years, retiring in 1978.
Albert is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Ronald and Mike; daughter, Diana, grandchildren and great grandchildren; 8 step children; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his lst wife, Susan; 5 sisters and 3 brothers.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Albert DuBois will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church at County Roads A & H with Father Michael Tupa as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 pm on Wednesday at the Dahl Funeral Home in Spooner with a vigil sevice at 7 pm and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in the A & H Cemetery.