Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Jerome W. Alig, 89, Portland, Ind., died June 20, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind.
He was born July 28, 1922, in Portland, to John W. and Hilda Droesch Alig. On April 29, 1944, he married Evelyn E. Barga, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James (Judy) Alig, Bryant, Ind., Robert Alig, Geneva, Ind., and David (Teresa) Alig, Portland; a daughter, Joann (Mark) Heitkamp, New Bremen; two brothers, Don (Vera) Alig, Portland, and Richard (Jeanette) Alig, Coldwater; three sisters, Dorothy Hein, Montezuma, and Bernice Buehler and Rosemary Heitkamp, both of Coldwater; two sisters-in-law, Marceil Alig, Portland, and Levadia Barga, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Joseph, Ralph and John Alig, an infant sister, Viola, and two grandchildren.
He was retired from Broderick of Muncie, Ind., and from farming. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion, Portland, Ind., and St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Richard Walling officiating. Burial is at St. Anthony Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion of Portland.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Condolences can be left at brockmanboeckmanfh.com.