Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Alfred Eilerman, 83, North Star, passed away Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 13, 1929, to Bernard and Elizabeth Keiser Eilerman. On Jan. 28, 1953, he married Joann Moeller in St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville, and she survives in North Star.
Alfred also is survived by two children, Betty (Thomas) Welsch, Wapakoneta, and Thomas (Marge) Eilerman, Versailles; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sibling, Eleanor Liette, Monterey, Ind.; in-laws, Andrew Moeller, Burkettsville, Jerome (Armella) Moeller, Thomas (Mary) Moeller, Fort Loramie, Mary Lou Eilerman, New Weston, Velma Moeller, Coldwater, Jim (Esther) Moeller, Springfield, and Susan (Leroy) Unrast, Wilcox, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lynch; brothers, the Rev. Herbert Eilerman, the Rev. William Eilerman, Joseph and Olivia Eilerman and Bernard Eilerman; and in-laws, Algar Moeller and Viola Moeller.
He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star and its Holy Name Men's Society, and the Knights of Columbus, St. Henry Council 2640. He served two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of American Legion Post 174. He was a dairy farmer/construction worker for 20 years, a past member of the National Farmers Organization and owner for 20 years of Nebula Fitness Center in Versailles.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. David Zink officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the church cemetery.
Calling is 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, St. Henry, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.