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Charles Alber

Charles Alber

Friday, November 7th, 1924 Monday, January 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Charles William Alber

Charles William Alber, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully with family present on January 27, 2020 in his home. Charles was born in Marion, IN on November 7, 1924 to the late Phillip Robert and Dortha Lee (Robbins) Alber. Charles married Ruth Marie (Weisenberger) Alber on June 9, 1946 .

Charles was a 1942 graduate of Marion High School. He continued his education obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1946 and his Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Ball State University in 1955 of which he used this degree everyday in teaching.

Charles was a Biological Sciences teacher for 40 years, 25 years with Decatur Township Schools, 11 years in Muncie and 4 years teaching in Kenya before retiring in 1986. His classrooms were always very interesting as they were filled with live animals of all species.

Charles was a member of West Newton Friends Meeting (Church); life member of N.E.A. Quaker Men; West Newton Masonic Lodge #707; Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; Indiana Stamp Club Inc; American Topical Association; International Organization of Wooden Money Collectors; Indiana State Numismatic Association (Coins); National Education Association; American Philatelic Society (Stamps); and he was an Eagle Scout.

Charles and his family served four years as Friends missionaries in Kenya where Charles served as a teacher and a printer. He was an avid stamp and coin collector. He and his wife, Ruth, traveled to 53 countries from Australila to Zanzibar and to six of the seven continents.

Charles is survived by his wife of 73 years; two children: Elizabeth Lee (Loring) Prosser of Indianapolis and David Bruce (Mary) Alber of Indianapolis; adopted son, James Charles Alber of Jeffersonville; five grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. Charles is preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may show their love and support from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in West Newton Friends Meeting (Church), 6800 South Mooresville Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46221. Brent Bill will officiate the celebration of life memorial service immediately following at 2 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Jones Family Mortuary, Mooresville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends United Meeting, 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, IN 47373; Wheeler Mission Ministries, 245 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, or The Nature Conservancy, 620 East Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    West Newton Friends Meeting
    6800 S. Mooresville Road
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    West Newton Friends Meeting
    6800 S. Mooresville Road
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    2:00pm
    Officiant
    Brent Bill

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Jennifer A. Ferdinand DCHS 1988 has honored the life of Charles William Alber by planting a memorial tree.
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Jerry Richhart

My thoughts are prayers are with you all. Mr. Alber was one my favorite teachers. I had to collect lot of insects for class and I learned a lot from him RIP Mr. Alber. Jerry Richhart
Comment | Posted at 05:16am via Condolence
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Jim Rather

RIP Mr. Alber. You were a wonderful teacher. All the best to the Alber family.
Comment | Posted at 09:29pm via Condolence
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Ralph Adams

A life well lived! I have fond memories of Charles attempting to teach me about a printing press, and type setting, at Kiamosi. Condolences to all.
Comment | Posted at 08:29pm via Condolence
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Helen Henson

Sorry to hear of Mr. Albers passing. Prayers to the family. He was a good man. Helen Manning Henson
Comment | Posted at 09:15am via Condolence

Janie Goode

Heart felt prayers for your family. I was privileged to have him as a teacher. Janie Goode Rickenbach class of 69.
Comment | Posted at 12:29pm via Condolence
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