Memories and Condolences

Tim Wagner, Atlanta, GA

So Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at the bank that Alco Banked with. Between Bill and Al telling stories it kept us laughing most every visit. Bill just passed also what great man he was. Joan, Sherry and Wendy all three of you gals were quite entertaining at the bank also I remember. Bless your family during this difficult time.

Sid Foster, Chicago, IL

Dear Joan, Sherry, and Wendy, I'm sorry for your loss. Al will always be remembered for providing opportunities for so many people. His passion for family, work, and country will remain his greatest accomplishments and these will be celebrated in memory. God bless you and may he rest in peace.

Dave Robinson, Indianapolis, IN

Wendy, Sherry, and Joan: I was very sorry to hear about Al's passing. Although I have not seen him for years, I remember him as a man who deeply loved his family and his business. My deepest condolences to you and your families.

James Leda, Mishawaka, IN

Joan,Wendy and Sherry, I had the pleasure of being one of Al's customer from the 70's until the sale of his business in 93.He was always one of my favorite salesman.I always thought Al could have written a book on the art of sales.He would do anything for his customers and his enthusiasm was second to none. I know Al could throw a great party every year with vendors and his customers, and he will always be appreciated.Although I have not been able to see Al for sometime, he will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless your family and God bless Al.

Bob Dutkiewicz, Niles, MI

From 1974 to 1984, I had the opportunity to work side by side with Al allowing me to learn the art of sales from one of the best. To me at that time, Al truly was like a college professor in the world of professional salesmanship. Although I have not visited with Al for many, many years, there really has not been a year that has gone by since 1984 that at some time I did not think of him and wonder how my career path would have been different and maybe not as successful had he not given me that first opportunity as a rookie salesman working with him on his sales team. Thank You Al. God Bless and my deepest sympathy to Joan, Sherry & Wendy.

Crystal (Linn) Darnell, Elkhart, IN

Wendy - Not sure you remember me but we were in Junior Achievement together. I remember how you always talked so fondly of your dad and I remember the logo "I love my job" that your dad created. Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I am praying for comfort for you, your mom, and the rest of your family. Sincerely - Crystal Linn

Jerry Gruber, Elkhart, IN

Al was a good friend. He was a super salesman. My deepest sympathy to Joan, Sheery and Wendy.

Sandy Kirish, South Bend, IN

Sheery and Wendy sor sorry to hear about your dad. I know that we haven't seen each other in years but our memories remain Wendy from Special olympics to the dances at Logan and how we talked about old times in Elkhart and our families. I know what it is like to loose your dad because I lost mine 4 years ago this past September and it is very hard but we know that they are in a better place and not suffering any more so be thankful that you had him for this long and that God allowed him to be able to enjoy your kids as long as he did because that is one memory that a child will never forget is their grandparents. You have deepest sympathy and prayers.