ALBANY – Bernie Schlosser, 84, Albany, died Sunday January 21, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Portland on October 7, 1933, he grew up in Portland, graduated from Portland High School in 1951, and later moved to Albany where he resided most of his life. He worked in the tool & die trade for several years at places including Precision Mold, Muncie, Interstate Machine, Albany, and Corfine Tool, Yorktown. In earlier years Bernie worked at the Pontiac garage in Portland after serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era and at Delco for a brief time. He received training to operate heavy equipment and worked on the Foss Dam in Oklahoma for two years before returning to Albany. He enjoyed boating and was a member of American Legion Post 167, Albany, the National Rifle Association, and was a former member and chief of the Albany Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include two daughters: Marla Shaw (husband: Phil), Muncie, and Marcie Schlosser, Albany; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Borton (husband: Cole), Phillip Shaw, Christopher Shaw (partner: Dan O’Brien), Patrick Shaw, and Timothy Shaw (fiancé: Danielle Knox); five great-grandchildren: Justin Berg, Hunter Shaw, Drew Shaw, Ashley Shaw, and Claire Borton; cousins: Jack (Joy) Stafford, Carmel, Susan Stafford Centerville, OH, Elizabeth Hill, San Diego, CA, and Richard (Karen) Stafford, Clayton; brother-in-law: Wayne (Pat) Weaver, Matoon, IL.
He is preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Sharon Schlosser; his parents: Ernest L. & Edith I. (Swygart) Schlosser, and a brother: Don Schlosser.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Meacham Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with military rites by Veterans of Delaware County Honor Guard.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Albany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 277, Albany, IN 47320.