FORT LORAMIE — Herman "Hap" Albers Jr., age 80, of Walnut Street in Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Saturday morning, Nov. 23, 2013.
He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Egypt, Ohio, to Herman Sr. and Gertrude (Knuefner) Albers. On June 28, 1958, at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery, Herman married Cecilia (Brackman) Albers who survives.
Also surviving are three children: Robert and Kathy Albers, of Fort Loramie, Douglas and Donna Albers, of New Bremen, and Jackie and Dave Bergman, of Fort Loramie; eight grandchildren, Josh and Lisa Albers, Mallory and Jordan Pleiman, Cody, Jake and Jenna Albers, Brian, Tony and Carlie Bergman; one great-grandson, Kaden Pleiman; seven siblings, Eileen and Urban Meyer, of Minster, Dorothy and James Meyer, of Sidney, Norma and Gene Gill, of Wapakoneta, Rosie and Dave Cooper, of New Bremen, Diane and Bob Wyen, of McCartyville, Betty and Gerald Kempfer, of Botkins, and Peg and Tim Simon, of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fritz Albers, of Maria Stein, Virgil and Mary Dean Brackman of Portland, Ind., Ralph Brackman, of Celina and Alberta Brackman, of Coldwater.
He was preceded in death by both parents and five siblings, Rita Seger, Martha Wolters, Donald, Robert, and infant Delores Albers.
Mr. Albers had been a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He then worked at Post Printing in Minster until he retired in 2000. Herman was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the St. Augustine Knights of Columbus Council 2158. Hap enjoyed working with his hands and had a knack for woodworking.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Wednesday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.