Oscar J.H. Albers, 98, of Fort Wayne, died January 3, 2014. Born November 28, 1915, he was a son of the late George and Louise Albers. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where he was an educator and musician over 45 years.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elda Albers; children, Kathryn Dowden, Jane (Rev. Thomas) Fields, Christine (Daniel) Tews, Gretchen (Terry) Breininger, Teresa (Dennis) Hockemeyer, Daniel Albers, and Rev. David (Jill) Albers; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marguerite Polzin and Elinor Schueler. 5 brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral service is noon Wednesday, January 8, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, with calling 9-noon, prior to service. Burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Life Villages, or Worship for Shut-Ins. Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Homes, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, are handling the arrangements.