Eric Unger, of Covington, passed away Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 94. Eric and Rita, his wife of 63 years, were German immigrants who migrated to the United States to raise a family. The family lived for a short time in Cincinnati before settling in Newton County. Eric worked at and retired from MacGregor in Covington and Albany. He believed that emigrating to America would supply the best opportunity for himself and his family. His success and happiness and that of his large family is a testament to the American Dream. Eric loved to travel in the US and Europe and to spend time with family. He especially enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Unger; granddaughter, Erica Kelley; parents, Fritz Unger and Dora Dietrichs; and sister, Erma Field.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Mona Kelley, Silvia and Mike Redmond; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Unger, Henry and Donna Unger; grandchildren and spouses, Carlyn Unger, Madalyn Unger, Samuel Unger, Todd Crumbliss, Paul and Kristi Crumbliss, Clint and Shannon Aaron, Diana and Wesley Almond, Daniel Unger, Emily and Will Clark, Megan and Brian Martin, Ashley Kelley; great-grandchildren and spouse, Reanna Maddox, Destiny Almond, Jason Cabe, Christopher and Kayla Cabe, Zack Crumbliss, Macy Aaron, Savanna Crumbliss, Ansley Crumbliss, Malena Aaron, Lillian Martin; great-great-grandchildren, Easten and Cayden Cabe, Hunter Cabe; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service for Mr. Unger will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, 1111 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Justin Adams officiating.