OSCAR J.H. ALBERS, 98, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Born Nov. 28, 1915, he was a son of the late George and Louise Albers. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where he was an educator and musician over 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elda Albers; children, Kathryn Dowden, Jane (Rev. Thomas) Fields, Christine (Daniel) Tews, Gretchen (Terry) Breininger, Teresa (Dennis) Hockemeyer, Daniel Albers, and Rev. David (Jill) Albers; 17 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Polzin and Elinor Schueler. He was preceded in death by five brothers. Funeral service is noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, with calling from 9 a.m. to noon, prior to service. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Life Villages, or Worship for Shut-Ins. Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Homes, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, are handling the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 6, 2014