Arrangements under the direction of Ronald James Altenbach, 78 of Lima died 10:50 p.m. Monday evening December 13, 2010 at Elmcroft of Lima. He was born on June 24, 1932 in Lima to William L. & Frances M. (Gorman) Altenbach and they preceded him in death. On October 21, 1955 he married Gladys JoAnn (Russell) Altenbach and she passed away on March 24, 1991.
He is survived by a daughter: Rhonda (George, Jr.) Heise of Lima, two grandsons: Jim (Cheryl) Altenbach and George (his fiance Janelle Smart) Heise, III; two great grandchildren: Ryan and Austin Altenbach.
Ronald retired in 1994 after 38 years of service from BP Chemical serving as a Chemical Operator. He loved his family, fishing and reading. He was a Air Force veteran serving in Korea.
Along with his parents and his wife, he is preceded in death by two brothers: William and Edward Altenbach.
Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home with Rev Tim Burden officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1275 at the funeral home.
Family and friends of the Altenbach family may call Thursday, December 16 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.
Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, OH.