Earl A. Albus, 87, of Carey, died at 7:04 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, surrounded by his family.
Born July 13, 1931, in Wyandot County, he was the son of Edward A. and Elnora C. (Peters) Albus. He married Dorothy A. Riedlinger on Nov. 28, 1953, in St. Peter Catholic Church in Upper Sandusky.
Dorothy survives in Carey. He is also survived by a daughter, Susan M. (Barb Kurth) Treece of Toledo; two grandchildren, Kristine L. (Robert ) Valentine and Neil A. Albus; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Riley, David and Kaytlyn Valentine; a sister, Virginia A. (Ronald J.) Miller of Carey, a brother-in-law, Wayne R. Smalley of Carey; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Wayne A. Albus; a daughter-in-law, Nannette K. Albus; and three siblings, Harold E. Albus, Marcella Albus and Hilda M.Smalley.
Earl was a life-long grain and livestock farmer in Wyandot and Hancock County. In his spare time, he enjoyed working for his nephew, Steve Smalley, at Greenbriar Catering and Florist. It was a way for him to do what he did best, socialize. He loved spending time with family and friends and making people laugh. He enjoyed attending farm sales, flea markets and Frederick’s IGA pecan rolls.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation and the Knights of Columbus.
Family and friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A scripture service will be at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to visitation.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. J.R. Hadnagy, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stombaughbatton.com.