PORTLAND, Ind. - Ronald T. "Ron" Albers, 56, of Portland, Ind., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in an auto accident in Mercer County.
He was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Coldwater, the son of Carl and Alvira (Lange) Albers. They survive in St. Henry. He married Joyce Grieshop on April 20, 1979, in St. Henry, and she survives.
Other survivors include four sons and two daughters-in-law, Eric and Jamie Albers, David and Chelsea Albers, and Benjamin Albers, all of Fort Recovery, and Jonathan Albers at home; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Janelle and Roger Braun, Jenni and Tony Huelskamp, and Katie and Jeff Fortkamp, all of Fort Recovery, and Olivia Albers at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Earl Werntz, of Springboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert and Joan Albers, and Alan and Millisa Albers, all of St. Henry; 13 grandchildren, Reed, Tenley, Rhett, Michael, Danielle, Nicole, Alexis, Eli, Kaiser, Sawyer, Makenna, Maverick and Rachel; his father-in-law and stepmother-in-law, Louis and Mary Ann Grieshop, of Versailles; his in-laws, Gene and Kathy Grieshop, of Versailles, Ann and Lee DeMange, of Yorkshire, Jim Grieshop, of Fort Recovery, Tom Gehret, of New Bremen, Janet and Steve Selhorst, of North Star, Larry and Ellen Grieshop, of Versailles, Linda and Ed Dirksen, of Minster, Larry and Mary Lou Gehret, of Sidney, Mike and Nancy Grieshop, of Versailles, Patty and John Schulze, of Fort Loramie, Bob and Patty Gehret, of Versailles, Carla and Roger Hartings, of Maria Stein, Ted and Kellie Gehret, of Minster, Lisa Pfiffi, of Versailles, and Susan and Tony Kramer, of Osgood.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Grieshop, and brothers-in-law, Bernie Osterloh and Dennis Gehret.
Mr. Albers was a die maintenance technician at CAPT in Celina. He was also a farmer. He graduated in 1975 from St. Henry High School.
He served as scout master of Fort Recovery Boy Scouts and as a deacon in the First Church of Christ in Fort Recovery, where he was a member. He enjoyed farming, golfing, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Above all, he had a deep love for God, which he instilled in his family.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, 308 S. Wayne St., in Fort Recovery.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in the First Church of Christ, 1049 Union City Road, Fort Recovery, with Pastor Gary Snowden and the Rev. Don Elmore, officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions can be directed to help benefit his daughter, Olivia Albers, in care of the Second National Bank, Fort Recovery. Online condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 12, 2013
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