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In Memory of
Alberta Deringer
December 29, 1916 - March 20, 2018

Alberta Deringer, 101, peacefully passed away March 20, 2018. Known as "Bertie" or GG, she was born in Toledo and lived most of her life in Sandusky. She loved Kelley's Island, Lakeside, walking at Cedar Point, fresh perch, and making chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of Salem UMC, worked for many years at Metropolitan Life, and volunteered at Firelands Hospital, knitting lots of newborn caps. She will be remembered for her indomitable spirit, love of family, and preparation of wonderful breakfasts for friends and family headed to Cedar Point. Alberta was happily married for 62 years to Lloyd Deringer, who preceded her in death. She will be missed by two sons, David and Steve (Claudia); daughter-in-law, Marlene (Kim); grandchildren, Michael (Cyndi), Lindsay (Mitch), and Andrew (Nirali); and great-grandchildren, Julia, Alec, Avery, Delaney, Braden, Carlye, Mindy, Jack, Dax, and many cousins and friends.

Condolences

Gary Seavers

Mar 28, 2018

Dave, Steve I just read about your Mother's passing (in the Sandusky Register). You have my deepest condolences. Your Mom and Pop were wonderful people. I do not go back to Sandusky or Ohio that often but had I known that your Mom was still living - I would have come to visit and said hello to her. The last time that I saw your Mom was in the Spring of 2004 (my Father had recently passed away). I was going into the Sandusky Goodwill store when an elderly lady asked me if I would help her remove some items from the trunk of her car. I did not recognize your Mom (it had been probably more than 20 years or so since I had last seen her) but her voice sounded familiar. I asked was she Mrs. Deringer and when she said yes, I told her who I was. She was just as surprised as I was because neither of us at first, recognized each other. We chatted awhile and I had asked about your Father and I believe she told me he had passed away. We were both glad to have seen each other and chatted awhile about old times. I also asked about you guys and how you were doing - then I departed. Over the years, (when I had lived in Sandusky or ran into her and your Father, she had always asked about my parents. I will never ever forget that. Your Mom was a kind, thoughtful and genuine person. Take care of yourselves and your families. Gary S.

 

Joel Wright

Mar 29, 2018

Steve, My deepest sympathies for the passing of your Mom. She was such a kind, life-loving woman always welcoming. I have many fond remembrances of her & your Dad. Your old friend, Joel

 

Cindy Nagel Knauer

Mar 29, 2018

David and Steve, I just read in the Register your mother passed. I have many fond memories of your mom and dad at Salem UMC. She was such a sweet lady. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Cindy

 

Nancy Postlethwait

Mar 29, 2018

DD & Family: There are no words to comfort you at the loss of your mother. Just know others have gone through this emotion and are still going through it, perhaps for a lifetime. For your mother to live so long is a testament from her to you. It is something to treasure. She was your history book and this was her final chapter to all of her family. Now, you & your brother are the history book to the next generations. This is your mother's legacy. Let her light shine on forever. My sincere condolences to all of you DD. Nancy Postlethwait

 

David Blatt

Mar 29, 2018

David and Steve, So sorry for your loss. You both are blessed to have had two great parents. I have to throw in this memory I have of her. On many hot summer days she had frozen bananas on a stick for us kids. Loved those bananas!! :)

 

Lois Deffenbaugh

Mar 31, 2018

Many good thought about Alberta I remember the day we met in Meijers and she couldnt believe she had turned 90. Well she made it many years past I can visualize her at the church and serving great desserts for Good Cheer Class. A wonderful person - we should all be like her. God Bless Lois D

 

JoAnn Murphy

Apr 3, 2018

Dear Steve, so sorry to read about your mother's passing. I didn't know her but from reading all the other condolences she must have been a wonderful person. Such a long and wonderful life she had. You are in my prayers. Love 'ya, JoAnn

 

Judy & Denny Gundrum

Apr 10, 2018

Dave, Steve and family. We are sorry to hear of Alberta's passing. I worked with Alberta for many many years at Metropolitan Life and we shared many good times. When she was at Parkview I visited her several times and had lunch with her. She always invited me to visit her in her apartment. She truly liked people. Bless your family. Judy Gundrum