Donald I. "Don" Alig, 91, Portland, Indiana, died December 5, 2015 at Jay County Hospital, Portland, Indiana. He was born March 29, 1924, in Portland, IN, to the late John and Hilda (Droesch) Alig. On February 9, 1952, he married Vera (Muhlenkamp) Alig, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Lorraine (Dan) Howey of Bonita Springs, FL, Karen (Dave) Bailey of Portland, IN, and Mary Ann (Nick) Schwieterman of St. Henry, OH; three sons, Roger Alig of Muncie, IN, Gary (Annette) Alig of Ft. Wayne, IN, and William (Katie) Alig of Celina, OH; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Hein of Montezuma, OH and Rosemary Heitkamp of Coldwater, OH; a brother, Richard "Dick" (Jeanette) Alig of Coldwater, OH; two sisters-in-law, Marceil Alig of Portland, IN and Evelyn Alig of Portland, IN;
Preceding him in death are his sister, Bernice Buehler, an infant sister, Viola Alig, and his brothers, Jerome, Ralph, John and Joseph Alig.
Don was previously employed at the former Mersman Brothers, Celina, OH and retired from farming. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Coldwater, OH and the American Legion Post 345 and the Knights of Columbus Council 3324, both of Fort Recovery, OH. He was a life long member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony, Ohio, where he was baptized and married as were all his children. Don enjoyed playing cards and being with his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony, with Fr.Tim Ralston officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery.
Calling is 2:00 pm-8:00 pm Wednesday and 9:00 am-9:45 am Thursday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio. An American Legion prayer service will be at 7:45 pm Wednesday at the funeral home, followed by the Knights of Columbus prayer service. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the American Legion.