Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Bernard "Ben" Albert Aselage, 85, Fort Loramie, died Dec. 7, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney.
He was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to John B. and Anna M. Gaier Aselage. On Aug. 27, 1949, he married Elizabeth Poeppelman Aselage, who died Nov. 5, 2002.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley (Patrick) Elsass, Botkins; five siblings, Dorothy (Clete) Poeppelman, Sidney, Viola Dietz, Botkins, Agnes Francis, Versailles, Esther Dietz, Botkins, and Clarissa Barhorst, Russia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna Aselage, Fort Loramie, Margaret Severt, Englewood, Georgie Poeppelman, Centerville, and Eileen (Herman) Dietz, St. Marys; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
Also deceased is a son, Michael Aselage; four siblings, Henry Aselage, Josephine (Ben) Doseck, Marie (Norbert) Francis and Hilda (Urban) Poeppelman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marie (Elmer) Severt, Andy (Germaine) Poeppelman, Charles (Esther) Kohnen, Jerome (Millie) Drees, Herbert Severt, Alfred Poeppelman, Roman (Blanche) Poeppelman.
He attended St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie and was a member of the St. Joseph's Sodality. He served on the parish council and was a past president of the council and an adult funeral server. He was also a member of the Fort Loramie Fire Department, the Fort Loramie American Legion Chicken Fryers and Lake Loramie Improvement Association. He also served on the Shelby County Fair Board and was a McLean Township Trustee and a Shelby County Commissioner. He helped organize the Shelby County Adult Day Care Center at Fair Haven and served as the center's board president. He worked as a farmer and at the former Fort Loramie Mills, Jim Boerger's Dry Cleaners and Stolle Corp.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Fire Department or the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be left at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.