Albert B. Fangmeyer, 77, a former cashier in the sergeant at arms office of the U.S. House of Representatives, died Tuesday at Holy Cross Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

Born in Breese, Ill., he worked at jobs in farming and banking in Illnois before coming to Washington in 1936 to work for the sergeant at arms, a job he held until 1947.

He then worked in real estate here before returning to Illinois and dairy farming in 1951.

In 1958, Mr Fangmeyer returned to this area to become head of the cashroom at the National Bank of Washington's Dupont Circle branch. He held that job until retiring in 1974.

He belonged to the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr Fangmeyer was a member St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Washington and St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta, and a son, Albert A., of the home in Wheaton; three other sons, Leroy J., of Silver Spring, Paul E., of District Heights, and Robert A., of Rockville; a daughter, Loretta E. Dustin, of Wheaton; two brothers, Louis, of St. Louis, and Eugene, of Tulsa, 18 grandchildren, and three great - grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Holy Cross Hospital building fund.