Alvin Adermann (89) of Rural Fayette County near Altamont


Published on December 9 2013 8:01 am

Alvin Otto "Al" Adermann, 89, of Rural Fayette County near Altamont, died Monday Morning, December 9, 2013 at 2:18 am in his rural farm home.

 Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday morning December 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday December 10, 2013, at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois. A second visitation will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Wednesday at the church.  Burial Rites will be conducted at the church cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Alvin “Al” Adermann was born March 6, 1924, in the Bethlehem Community Effingham County, Illinois.  He was born into the Christian family of Otto and Sophia (Rath) Adermann one of two siblings. Al was baptized and confirmed his faith in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He married G. Joan Harvey, his wife of 62 years on April 29, 1951, in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Together, Al and Joan were blessed with nine children.  Al was a farmer and moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1960. He was employed in heavy machinery production for the Allis-Chalmers Company which later merged and became Fiat-Allis until his retirement in 1986. He then moved back to the Altamont area and again took up his passion for farming.  He was member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and while in Springfield was a member of Concordia and Trinity Lutheran churches. He was a proud member of the United Auto Workers Union.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by His: Wife Grace Joan (Harvey) Adermann of Altamont, Illinois...4-Sons: Ricke (wife, Sharon) Adermann of Marion, Iowa, Steven (wife, Diana) Adermann of Bothell, Washington, Thomas (wife, Tammie) Adermann of Sedalia, Missouri. James (wife, April Adermann of Taylorville, Illinois...3-Daughters: Connie (husband, Anthony) Kamnick of Altamont, Illinois, Theresa (husband, Rett) Smart of Carmichael, California and Jennifer Greenfield of Olney, Illinois...1-Son-in-law: Brad Reese of Auburn, Illinois...26-Grandchildren and 17-Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his: parents, one son David daughter Lisa Reese...1-Sister Julia and her husband Elmer Jagow...and 1-Grandson: Brice Reese in his infancy.

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