Oscar H Albers

November 28, 1915January 3, 2014

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.


  • Calling Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Oscar H Albers

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September 17, 2014

I just stumbled across this searching for a former teacher at Bethlehem. Mr. Albers was my 8th grade teacher in 1967. I was friends with his daughter Teresa.

My sincere sympathies to the entire family.

Cindy (Bultemeier) Macolini

Marsha (Badenhop) Tripp

March 9, 2014

May God's peace be with Mr. Albers' entire family. I accidently came across the news of my beloved teacher's death while reading the Bethlehem Newsletter. Mr. Albers was my teacher/choirmaster in 1964-65. He scared me to death, but taught me more than he ever could have known. Those lessons learned have never left me. I long to hear the harmonies that made chills go up your spine as you sang - the music he somehow drew out of a bunch of adolescents. He was a true gift of God to this earth.

C. Nelson

March 5, 2014

Oscar was my 7th grade teacher and choir director.I had much respect for him and his ability to bring out the best in us.

Susan Keal

February 3, 2014

I am so pleased to see that even in death, Mr. Albers is bringing us together once again. I hope that brings great joy to the whole Albers family as they continue to learn to live without this beloved leader.
Susan (Rose) Keal

Sue Halldorsson

January 31, 2014

I have lots of great memories of him. I didn't have him as my main 8th grade teacher but enjoyed all that I had with him. I liked and appreciated his precision in music. Being in the choir for many years made a big impact on me. I still recall a lot of the songs we sang and I can still hear him play the organ. He was a blessing to me and to many others.

Jerry Klaehn

January 14, 2014

True Christian teacher and music was his love and he passed that on to all the young students he encountered.

January 11, 2014

You Were a wonderful teacher. I often think about how I would talk to a friend during choir practice. You were very patient and just give us a look. I learned alot from you and know that you will be greatly missed.

Linda Anderson

January 10, 2014

My prayers that our faithful God would comfort and keep the loved ones of Oscar as they mourn the loss of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, mentor, choir director... - a truly humble servant of family, church, and especially of His risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Uncle Oscar will always hold a special place in my heart...God's peace, niece Linda

Jennifer (Hammerstein) Sorg

January 10, 2014

I only recently reconnected with this wonderful man after many years. He was always my favorite at a teacher and choir director. After writing to him I received a reply this fall..a wonderful handwritten letter that I cherish. Nearly blind his handwriting was beautiful and genuine. He was truly one of a kind. I know he is directing the chorus in heaven! My sincere sympathy to the Albers family.

Susan Keal

January 8, 2014

Mr. Albers was a presence in my life for all the years from Kindergarten through 8th grade at Bethlehem. All the Roses sang in "his" choir through the years! And what joy it brought! His instruction in music and in school was beyond compare. He showed us respect and love and a way to improve our skills, and everyone I knew returned that respect. He was one of a kind. It's wonderful that he lived such a long life and shared his talents with so many children and adults alike. We are all blessed. I miss him, and I'm sorry for your - our - loss. Susan (Rose) Keal, Sarasota, FL