We are mourning the loss today of Fred Alspach, who worked 36 years for Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative. He died tragically Wednesday morning in a motorcycle accident in the Village of Wellington.
Fred performed a variety of jobs during his time with LMRE. He joined in 1973 and worked as a journeyman line worker until 1979 when he was severely burned over 55 percent of his body in a transformer accident while on an evening service call. After a lengthy recuperation process, he returned as the Director of Member Services and served as the cooperative’s safety director He later became LMRE”s Community and Economic Development Director and then served a joint role as Lorain County Rural Wastewater District’s first executive director until his retirement in 2009. He was instrumental in getting the LMRE People Fund started in 1999. (MORE)