Albert Eiseman dies
Albert Louis August Eiseman, 99, died Dec. 15, 2012, in Washington.
Born on May 31, 1913, to Gottleib and Louise Eiseman, Albert spent his boyhood days at the farming community of Glenham. It was there that he met and fell in love with Bertha Neumiller, a high school friend of his sister. Albert and Bertha were married on Dec. 7, 1935, and made their first home on the family farm.
Albert and Bertha continued farming near Glenham until 1970 when they moved to Loveland, Colo., where he did carpentry work, helping to build their last home at the age of 80. They remained in Loveland until 2003 when he and Bertha sold their home, shortly after his 90th birthday. They moved to Monroe, Wash., to live near their daughter, Adline Klein. After four years they moved to Linda Valley Villa, a retirement community in Loma Linda, Calif., near daughter Joanne Rea. Then in January of 2010, Albert and Bertha returned to daughter Adline’s home at the Klondike Mountain Health Retreat near Republic, Wash., where he passed quietly to rest on Dec. 15, 2012, just one week after he and Bertha celebrated their 77th anniversary.
Even though Albert was a busy farmer/rancher, he took time to sing. He loved music and sang in several different men’s choruses and quartets. He also made his belief in God a priority. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church from his youth. Albert was a praying man – daily interceding for spiritual welfare of their seven daughters and their husbands, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Albert left a legacy that will be held dear to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.
Albert is survived by his wife, Bertha of Republic, Wash.; a sister, Elsie Binder of Sidelia, Mo.; daughters, Donna (Richard) Hartenstine of Silverton, Ore., Crystal (Richard) Kronner of Roseburg, Ore., DeEtta (Jim) Burr of Evergreen, Colo., Lititia (Jim) Coleman of Cleveland, N.M., Adline (Leonard) Klein of Republic, Joanne (Dan) Rea of Calimesa, Calif., and Robin (Marvin) Howard of Greeley, Colo.; 21 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
A lovely service in his memory was held at the Republic Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, with music, scriptures and remembrances by family and friends. A burial and graveside service was held Dec. 26, 2012, at the Glenham Cemetery, where he was buried next to his grandfather and grandmother Eiseman, who homesteaded the family farm.
Memorial contributions can be given to KETL Radio, P.O. Box 766, Republic, Wash., 99166.