Albert Gehring

Albert V. Gehring, 84, of Ellisville, formerly of Astoria, died at 3:24 p.m. Oct. 15, 2007, at his home.

He was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Bloomington, a son of Frank and Sarah C. “Tena” Brown Gehring. He married Catherine Gale Foster on Feb. 21, 1943, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Jo Anna Morgan of Canton, Cindy Gehring of Macomb and Ginger (and Mitch) Shawgo of Astoria; one son, Bill (and Sue) Gehring of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was employed at Peoria and Pekin Union Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He also farmed and raised horses in the Astoria and Summum area.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Kevin Van Tine officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/24/2007