Frederick Benjamin “Fred” Altherr


Frederick Benjamin “Fred” Altherr, age 91, of Jackson passed away Friday, July 5, 2024, at the Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born February 24, 1933, in Jackson, Ohio to the late Fred and Katherine Whaley Altherr.

He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was a retired teacher, having taught in the Jackson City Schools, and he later worked for the Juvenile Court.

He is survived by his son, Jeff (Teresa) Altherr; grandsons: Cam Altherr and Dave (Alex) Altherr; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Forshey Altherr; sisters: Juanita, Polly, Shirley and Ruby; and infant sister, Helen.

A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.