THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Brother George R. Armstrong
Issue Date: August 22, 2019
Salvatorian Brother George Robert Armstrong, 86, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6.
He grew up on a farm in Peshtigo and after graduating from Peshtigo High School, he continued working on the family farm. He also was an orderly at a convalescent home before applying to become a brother candidate for the Society in St. Nazianz. He was accepted and moved there in September of 1953.
The following March, he entered the Society's Novitiate in Menominee, Mi., where he made his profession of vows on March 19, 1955. In 1956, he moved back to St. Nazianz, where he worked in the office of Salvatorian Seminary as well as in the community's office.
Brother Armstrong also ministered in Iowa, Waukesha, New Jersey, Milwaukee and Rome. In 1989, he began working at Father Carr's Place 2B in Oshkosh. In 2000, he moved to the province's retirement community at Jordan Hall in Milwaukee and in 2004 that community relocated to Alexian Village. He had returned to his baptismal name in the mid 1960s when it was permitted, but prior to that, he was known for several years by his religious name of "Francis".
One of his talents was poetry. While at Alexian Village, he first shared his poems with a larger audience.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Armstrong; a brother, William Armstrong; a sister, Lois Sarres and her husband, George.
The funeral Was was celebrated on Aug. 14 at Alexia Village with burial in the Salvatorian Cemetery on Loretto Hill in St. Nazianz.