FORT LORAMIE - Zachary T. "Turkey" Eilerman, 22, of Lane Street in Fort Loramie, passed away of apparently natural causes early Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Wood County Hospital emergency room in Bowling Green.
He was born Aug. 27, 1991, in Coldwater, to Thomas A. and Denise L. (Albers) Eilerman, who survive in Fort Loramie. Also surviving are three siblings, Veronica, Clayton and Heather Eilerman, all at home; grandparents, Thomas and Susan Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Walter and Marge Albers, of Maria Stein; great-grandmother, Viola Bruns, of Coldwater; aunts and uncles, Shari Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Kevin and Jill Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Don and Lisa Seger, of Covington, Marcia and Alan Mescher, of Osgood, Eric and Rhonda Albers, of Twinsburg, Brian and Trisha Albers, of Mooresville, N.C., Duane and Vickie Albers, of Charlotte, N.C., Janelle and Chris Schott, of Maria Stein, Krista and Carl Gehret, of Willowdell, Adam and Kim Albers, of Chardon, and Jason Albers, of Piqua; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Connie Seger; an uncle, Tim Eilerman; and one cousin, Josh Eilerman.
A 2010 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Zach continued studies at the University of Toledo. He was employed by Custom Foam Products Inc. in Fort Loramie.
Zach attended St. Michael Catholic Church. While in high school, he had been a Mass server, active in youth ministry and played CYO basketball. Zach was an avid baseball fan. He played right field with the 2010 Redskin state championship baseball team. During recent summers, Zach played softball with the Ernst BP team. Zach also enjoyed being outdoors and hunting. He loved being around people and never knew a stranger.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Fort Loramie Baseball Facilities or a charity of donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com