Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alva D. Aukerman (November 11, 2013)

Alva D. Aukerman age 92, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:40 A.M. on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Alva was born March 31, 1921 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Arthur & Susie (Landis) Aukerman.

Alva is survived by his wife, Pauline (Landis) Aukerman whom he married April 4, 1942; son & daughter-in-law, David & Pam Aukerman of Greenville, Ohio; daughter & son-in-law, Treva & Alan Dohner of Troy, Ohio; grandchildren, Sherri & Mike Painter of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Alicia & Jeff Lehman of Hilliard, Ohio, Eric & Jodi Aukerman of Arcanum, Ohio and Dorinda Dohner of Bloomington, Indiana; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, Alva is also preceded in death by a sister, Olive Fourman; brother, Ralph Aukerman; and a foster brother, Clifford Westfall.

Alva retired in 1986 from Hobart Brothers in Troy, Ohio. Alva also farmed in Franklin Township, Darke County where he raised potatoes for 25 years. Alva was the longest attending member of Painter Creek Church of the Brethren. He served the church as deacon; Sunday school teacher; board chairman; financial director and held many other offices. Alva was a former ranger at Beechwood Golf Course in Arcanum. Alva played the saxophone in the Darke County Municipal Band.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor David Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Newcomers Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Painter Creek Church of the Brethren or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through