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 Regina Rose <I>Bergman</I> Albers

Regina Rose Bergman Albers

Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Death 30 Mar 2007 (aged 94)
Saint Henry, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Burial Montezuma, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
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Memorial ID 18692678 · View Source
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Regina, 94, of Celina, died at Gardens at St. Henry.

She was born in St. Rose, to Frank and Elizabeth (Puthoff) Bergman. On April 18, 1936, in St. Rose, she married John Walter Albers, who precedes her in death.

Surviving are a son Dr. Thomas (Carmela) Albers, Kent; a son-in-law Ralph Rethman, Versailles; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Deceased are two daughters Marleise Rethman and Rosemary Albers ; six brothers, Stephen, Herman, Leo, Robert, Andrew and Michael Bergman; and 2 sisters Cecelia Steinlage and Catherine Grieshop.

She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Montezuma. She was a member of Christian Mother's Sodality of the Church.

Regina attended Dwenger School in St. Rose and she maintained a lifelong love of reading. She met her husband, John Albers, at an "open air" dance. The died within months of each other after being married for close to seventy years. She enjoyed polka music and dancing with both her husband and her sister Katie into her advanced age. Her nieces remember Regina as being tireless when it came to polkaing. Indeed, even at the nursing home her toes were often tapping when she watched her favorite show, Lawrence Welk. Regina was a very gifted quilter, crocheter, and sewer. One time when her granddaughter left her beloved blankie at Regina's house, she shipped it back patched and sewn. Her nieces remember Regina as a wonderful cook and hostess. Regina always liked cats and there are many photos of the entire family surrounded by their farm animals, farm dogs, and farm cats.

John and Regina also traveled during their middle age, going as far as Alaska in the early 1980s.

Both John and Regina were very devout Catholics. Regina was baptized and married at St. Rose Church in Maria Stein but John and Regina attended church in Montezuma Ohio for most of their adult life.

A few events can change the course of some lives. For Regina, the young accidental death of her sister and best friend Cecilia Steinlage and her infant daughter Rosemary weighed heavily on her the rest of her life. Although Regina was severely injured in the hit and run accident that took baby Rosemary's life, that was trivial compared to the emotional tole of loosing her first baby to tragedy. Regina was further saddened by the early death of her only other daughter, Marleise, from cancer. John and Regina's cemetery is in a peaceful rural setting; they are still surrounded by the corn and crops that helped support them their entire life.

Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Fr. James Dugal officiating.

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  • Maintained by: A. Chronicler
  • Originally Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
  • Added: 31 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18692678
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Regina Rose Bergman Albers (4 Nov 1912–30 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18692678, citing Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Montezuma, Mercer County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by A. Chronicler (contributor 47477136) .