Irmgard Alders

Goshen /
Aug 28 2019 | 04:05 PM

Irmgard Alders of Goshen, N.Y., co-owner of Alders Wholesale Florist of Campbell Hall, N.Y., entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, with family by her side, at Glen Arden, Goshen, N.Y. She was 80.

Born on Feb. 28, 1939, in Greenwich, Conn., she was the daughter of John and Hildegard Kaltenbach and sister of Werner.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Henry Alders; one son, Tom Alders and wife, Maryann, of Goshen; three daughters, Veronica Randzin of Pine Bush, N.Y., Heidi Smith and husband, Rick, of Montgomery, N.Y., and Sonia Smith and husband, Dan, of Goshen. Irmgard was "Oma" to nine grandchildren, Christopher Alders and wife, Sara, Ryan Alders and wife, Erica, Kevin Alders and fiancé Cara, Alex Randzin, Valerie Roberts and husband, Dillon, Greg Smith, Logan Randzin, Jacob Smith, and Trevor Smith; two great-grandchildren, Henry Alders and Emma Alders; and one great-grandchild on the way.

Irmgard's hard work and dedication as co-owner of Alders Wholesale Florist has led to its success for 59 years. She always had a passion for flowers, whether inside or outside in her gardens. She spent many years traveling in a motorhome with Henry and the kids, reaching 49 states and all Canadian Provinces. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling with Henry and other family and friends on various river cruises throughout the world, Antarctica being her culminating voyage.

Irmgard was a Eucharistic Minister for St. John's Church, Goshen for over 10 years. "Oma" was immensely proud of her kids and grandkids, including their spouses, always curious as to what they were up to.

The viewing ceremony was held Aug. 25 at the Donovan Funeral Home, Goshen.

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, Chester, N.Y., with burial immediately following at St. John's Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Irmgard to Braeside Camp, 640 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940.