Obituary for April 3, 2013

Written by Baker City Herald April 03, 2013 08:39 am

Roy Lennberg

Lakeview, 1921-2013

Roy Lennberg, 92, a former Baker City resident, died March 26, 2013, at Lakeview.

A memorial gathering will be scheduled later this summer.

Roy was born on Feb. 9, 1921, at St. Paul, Minn. He grew up at Akeley, Minn., and married Mabel Nielsen, his sweetheart of 69 years. 

Roy served his country with honor and valor as a second lieutenant, leading 240 men across Northern Europe, from their landing at Normandy into some of the most violent combat of that war, which ended with the fall of the Nazi machine in April of 1945.

He lost 200 men dead and wounded on that march and was wounded himself. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart and carried enemy shrapnel the rest of his life. 

After returning home to his beloved Mabel, the couple had two daughters: Betty and Vikki. It was a sweet interlude until the Korean War, and Roy was again pressed into service.

After his wartime experiences, Roy and his family moved to Citrus Heights, Calif., where he lived until his retirement in 1984.  He was a woodworker by profession and a successful Western artist by pleasure. 

Later they moved to Ukiah, Calif., and then to Baker City, to be near their daughters. In 2011, Roy and Mabel moved to Lakeview.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Mike Moore of Ukiah, Calif., and daughter, Vikki Wyatt of Lakeview; grandchildren, Leigh Ann and James Evans of Lakeview, Wells Wyatt of Hazelton, Idaho, Heather and David Atherton of Rocklin, Calif., and Sean and Hailey Moore of Oakland, Calif.; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.