Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


October 15, 2012

Harold R. Alig, 89

-- — Harold R. Alig, 89, Brookville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati.

The son of William and Clara (Ellrich) Alig was born Nov. 28, 1922, in St. Leon. Harold married Rita Messerschmidt April 28, 1956, at St. Peters Catholic Church, St. Peters.

He was a lifelong farmer as well as a well-respected Pioneer seed corn salesman for 35 years. For 55 years, the St. Peters Catholic Church member called bingo at the St. Peters Labor Day Picnic. He loved the game of baseball and enjoyed cheering for the Cincinnati Reds. Harold also loved playing cards and passed that love on to many family and friends.   

Besides his loving wife of 56 years, Harold is survived by sons Garry (Alice) Alig, St. Leon, and Kenny (Ramona) Alig, Brookville; daughters Connie (Edgar) Andres and Nancy (Steve) Monday, St. Leon, and Penny Long,  Brookville; grandchildren Janie Waddell (Brandon), Brian Alig, Katy Brennan (Joe), Karen Smith (Larry), Kelly Hignite (Brian), Melinda Andres, Mckenzi Monday, Megan Andres and Brianna Long; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother Howard Alig and sister Mae Bischoff.  

Friends may visit with Harold’s family Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Brookville. Father Humbert Moster will officiate a funeral Mass Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, where memorial contributions may be directed. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


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