Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Possible changes to service times: Because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, events like visitations and services may be rescheduled or canceled. Please check with the funeral home or church before leaving to attend an event.
ALFRED &Quot;OLE&Quot; GINGERICH
Alfred "Ole" Gingerich, 87, of Washington, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at the Halcyon House in Washington, Iowa. Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Hughes officiating. The services will be livestreamed on the Jones & Eden Facebook page. Calling hours will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment with military honors will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A general memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent for Ole's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Ole was born July 25, 1934, in rural Kalona, Iowa, the son of Archie and Fronie (Nayadley) Gingerich. He attended Maple Grove Country School in Washington County. Ole was united in marriage to Adeline Schneider on Jan. 18, 1956, in Washington, Iowa..
Ole served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1959. He lived all of his life in the Kalona and Washington communities and worked as a Yard Foreman at Steele Lumber in Washington, Iowa. Ole was a great believer in nature and enjoyed feeding birds, especially doves, blue jays and cardinals. He liked to hunt, trap and fish. Ole was a member of a bowling league until the mid 1980s. He enjoyed music and was often found singing, playing the piano or playing the bass. Ole liked to go for drives in the country looking for deer.
He is survived by sister, Betty (Vernie) Lowry of Washington, Iowa; sister, Carol Jones of Washington, Iowa; sister-in-law, Carol Gingerich of Washington, Iowa; and nieces and nephews, Kathy (Jim) Keeler of Arizonam Konnie Jones of Washington, Iowa,; Karoline Kubik of Washington, Iowa, Loren Gingerich of Washington, Iowa, Sandra Kay (Larry) Zeman of Virginia, Barb Wolf of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Yvonne Boone of Washington, Iowa, Jeanette (Jerry) Wasson of Washington, Iowa, Connie (Jim) McCray of Riverside, Iowa, and Steve (Jessica) Cronbaugh Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Adeline, in 2014; three brothers, Jim Gingerich, Loren Boone and Marvin Boone; and one sister, Janet Cronbaugh.