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Ronald "Ron" David Althoff

June 21, 1941October 7, 2019
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Funeral service for Ronald David Althoff, 78, will be held at noon on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC, with burial to follow in St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 11:00am until 11:45am at the church prior to the service. Mr. Althoff passed away Monday, October 7, 2019. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the only son of the late Fred Christian Althoff and Dorothy Moore Althoff. Ron was a proud veteran of the US Air Force. Prior to his retirement with the Highway Department, he was the Executive Director of the Central Midlands Regional Planning Council. Ron was a longtime, active member of the St. Andrews Rotary Club. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church for over 40 years. Not shy with his toolbox, he enjoyed volunteering throughout the church and was actively involved in the Lutheran Men. Pursuing his love of old cars, travel, and organization, he held numerous positions in both the Sandlapper’s Region of the AACA and Blue Ridge Packard Club. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Linda Althoff; son, Kevin Althoff (Julie); daughter, Julie Althoff Bush (Barry). He is also survived by two granddaughters, Phoebe and Hannah Bush. Memorials may be made in his name to the St. Andrews Lutheran Men (https://www.salutheran.com/give/) or the Rotary Club of St. Andrews, Columbia Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 21994, Columbia, SC 29221. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Father: Fred Christian Althoff (deceased)
    Mother: Dorothy Moore Althoff (deceased)
    Wife: Linda Long Althoff
    Daughter and Son-in-law: Julie Althoff Bush and Barry Bush
    Son and Daughter-in-law: Kevin and Julie Althoff
    Granddaughter: Phoebe Bush
    Granddaughter: Hannah Bush.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lutheran Men, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Andrews Lutheran Men
  • Rotary Club of St. Andrews, Columbia Scholarship Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Maureen Bush

October 13, 2019

Heaven has gained yet another Angel. Ron will be sadly missed but forever remembered through his beautiful daughter and son and precious granddaughters. My deepest condolences to his loving wife, Linda.
His ❤was huge and he was a gentle and very kind man. Welcome home, Ron XO

Patricia Ceresoli

October 10, 2019

Working with Linda & Ron on the Altar Guild made me feel an active part of the church. Ron was a gentle, caring man who always stepped up to help before being asked. He will be sadly missed.

Fletcher Spigner III

October 10, 2019

I remember Ron as a calming and intellectual influence. He was a great person and was respected and loved by everybody, including me.

Fletcher Spigner III

Marilyn and Bob Hetzel

October 10, 2019

We have lost one of our dearest friends. Our hearts are broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda and your beautiful family.
We have so many happy memories of all the Blue Ridge Packard functions we shared over the years.
May God Bless you all and may Ron Rest In Peace in the Arms of His Savior .
Marilyn and Bob Hetzel

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