Biography: Donald F. Albert, 88 of Bucyrus passed away on Monday February 29, 2016 at home. Don was born Dec. 15, 1927 in Fostoria OH. He was married Nov. 5, 1950 to Lois (Gerhart) Albert who survives. Together they celebrated over 65 yrs. of marriage and Lois served also as his caregiver.
Donald is also survived by children Jack E. (Eva) Albert, Bellefontaine; Linda K. (Tim) Temple of Chatfield; and Sandra S. Smith of Bucyrus; grandchildren Erin (Robert) Hill, Jack (Amanda) Albert, Ryan (Erika) Temple, Bradley (Kim) Temple, Matthew (Dianna) Temple, Terri (Troy) Benson, and Jeremy (Tessa) Smith; great grandchildren Jane Hill, J.D. and Ella Albert, Sebastian, Alexander, Lydia, Kaylee, Emma, and Allyson Temple, Cameron Lavy, Kendra Benson, and Camden Smith; sister in law Millie Albert of Sandusky; and brother in law Charles Swihart of Upper Sandusky; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his mother Fannie (Corfman) Albert; granddaughter Trisha Kay Temple; sisters Blanche Jamison, Margaret “Peg” Funk, Helen Shoemaker, Betty German, and Virginia Swihart; brothers Robert and Richard; and son in law Donald Smith.
Don was a mechanic since 1946 and worked at the Ford Garage from 1957 until 1981 where he was the service manager for 18 years. For 10 years Don owned Alberts Garage in Chatfield. In addition, Don owned Alberts Orchard in Brokensword. He was a member of Scioto United Methodist Church.
Donald was a loving, caring and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to his family. Whether he was talking about cars, the big fish he caught, his lawn he just mowed or memories of his family, he loved life and always had a smile. He was proud of his family and enjoyed spending time playing cards, word search puzzles, going fishing, attending family events, mowing yards, and his apple orchard.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Rev. Glory Geib officiating, burial will be in Brokensword Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. The family suggests memorials be made to the church or Home Care Matters and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com