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Albert P. Landsberger, 90, Bismarck, passed away Oct. 10, 2016, at CHI St. Alexius Health. Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bismarck.
Albert was born Oct. 4, 1926, the second youngest of 11 children, to John B. Landsberger and Elisabeth M. (Sadler) Landsberger, who farmed near Hazelton. He graduated as valedictorian in 1944 from Hazelton High School. In the fall of 1945, he moved with his parents to Bismarck, where he enrolled in Bismarck Junior College and graduated in 1947. Bureau of Reclamation.
Albert was a member of the Thursday Music Club, the Bismarck Art Gallery Association and the 522 Fine Arts Gallery. He, along with his sister, Rosemary, worked tirelessly to support the gallery and all contributing artists.
Albert enjoyed his flower gardens, and on the south side of his house he planted a bed of flax in honor of his mother and father. On the north side, he planted North Dakota wild flowers. To his surprise and delight, the following year he discovered flax in all of his flowers!
Albert was passionate about the Catholic faith, the arts and music. He would say, “To be a good musician, you have to really love music. You have to love to play, you have to love the sound and the feeling it gives you when you’re making it.” He loved to play his piano day and night. He played in the summer with the windows open, and his neighbors came to enjoy the frequent concerts. He enjoyed playing his dad’s upright piano for classical pieces and a smaller Baldwin for pop, contemporary and jazz. Being a most accomplished pianist, Albert loved to perform publicly, using the piano for his second voice, playing hundreds of community events of which he kept a log. He often played at the Kirkwood Mall, the Seven Seas, the Former Governor’s Mansion and at Rosemary’s Art exhibits, just to name a few venues. At Christmas time, he entertained residents of local nursing homes. Albert was invited to play in the Great Hall of the North Dakota Capitol Building during the state dedication of North Dakota Wildflowers. This past summer, on what he later proclaimed to be the best day of his life, he played his final public concert for an appreciative large crowd of admirers at the Former Governor’s Mansion.
Albert was a lover of life. Never wishing to leave us, he would often say, “I have a lot to live for.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Eugene and his wife, Edna, Jerome and his wife, Kathleen, Francis and his wife, Eleanor, Florian and his wife, Ann and Leo; three sisters, Eleanor Zeeb and her husbands, Casper Guttenberg and Al Zeeb, Adaline Hurkes and her husband, Mike, and Rosemary; and two brothers in law, Neal Stramer and Matt Kuntz.
Albert is survived by two sisters, Theresa Stramer and Dolores Kuntz; his sister in law, Marie Landsberger; 42 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.