Alfred Vanden Bos, 78, passed away Dec. 15, 2019. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church.
Alfred was born on Nov. 11, 1941 to Dick and Geneva Vanden Bos in Conrad. He grew up on the farm along with four brothers. He graduated from Valier High School and served in the United States Marine Corps. After his service in the Marines, he and his older brother, Richard, ran a service station.
They worked together for few years when Al decided to accept a job with Phillips 66 Bulk Plant. He worked there for a few years then decided to take a job fixing appliances for Arnot’s Furniture in Conrad.
After many years of working for Arnot’s, he decided to go out on his own. He opened Pondera Appliance and continued serving the community as their appliance repairman for many years.
Alfred married Bonnie Stokes on June 21, 1965. They lived and raised their two children in Conrad.
He enjoyed camping, hiking in Glacier National Park, snowmobiling, wood working, raising steers and spending time with family. He served 20 years on the Conrad Volunteer Fire Department and drove the school busses.
Alfred is survived by his daughter, Lacetta (Craig) Isenberg; son, Calvin (Susie) Vanden Bos; grandchildren, Dustin Vanden Bos, Devin Vanden Bos and Trinity Vanden Bos; brothers, Richard (Shirley) Vanden Bos, Barney (Claudette) Vanden Bos, Tom (Laura) Vanden Bos, and Terry (Donna) Vanden Bos; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Alfred is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (Stokes) Vanden Bos and his parents, Dick and Geneva (Vanover) Vanden Bos.
Donations can be made to the Conrad Volunteer Fire Department, 15 5th Ave SW, Conrad.
Condolences can be made to Al’s memorial page at www.asperfh.com.