Anton Richard "Tony" Aschenbrener - 1919-2007
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at All Saints Catholic Church, 3847 NE Glisan St., Portland for Tony Aschenbrener who died Dec. 1, 2007 in Portland at the age of 88. Tony was born March 1, 1919, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Joseph and Mary (Wentzel) Aschenbrener. He was the eighth child of 13 children. When he was two years old, the family moved to Nampa, Idaho where they farmed.
Tony graduated form Nampa High School in 1937. He attended the University of Idaho where he played football for the Vandals.
He was an officer in the Air Force during World War II, piloting a B17 and completing 51 missions over Germany, Italy, and Africa. He retired from the Reserves in 1969. After the war, he returned to the University of Idaho and earned his master's degree in 1947.
He began his teaching and coaching career at Emmett High School in Emmett, Idaho, where he met his wife Betty Hooper. They were married in 1952. They had one daughter Debi. He continued his career at Myrtle Point High School in Myrtle Point and then Washington High School, which later became Washington-Monroe High School retiring in 1981.
His hobbies included woodworking, golfing, gardening. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs, and at the Oregon Coast.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his daughter, Debi (Aschenbrener) Brakebush, son-in-law Paul Brakebush, and grandchildren, Tony, Johnny, Molly, Mindy, Andy, Jimmy, and Danny; his brother, Leonard; his sister, Mae; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary, his brothers, Joe, Frank, Albert, George, Rupert, Rudy, John, Ed, Bill, and his sister, Tress.
Remembrances to Portland Providence Hospice, All Saints Elementary School, Central Catholic High School, or the Oregon Humane Society.
In addition, the family request that personal stories of Tony be sent to his daughter Debi Brakebush, 3114 NE 84th Ave., Portland OR 97213.
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