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Gerald A. Alvey 1938-1999

ALVEY, CHRISTENSEN, COLE, MCCRANE, HABAB, PORTER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/19/2011 at 15:52:52

Gerald Alvey
Estherville – Funeral services for Gerald Alvey, 61, of Estherville will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville, with Father Jerry Cosgrove officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Estherville with full military graveside rights [rites] by the VFW Post #23288 and the American Legion Post 91, both of Estherville. He died on Oct. 18, 1999 at the Veteran’s Administration in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

He was born on March 11, 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colo. the son of Randall and Ueweda (Cole) Alvey.

He moved to Bancroft with his family as a boy and attended St. John’s Catholic School in Bancroft. He worked for Welp’s Hatchery for several years before entering the U.S. Army in 1960. He was a career military enlisted man rising to the rank of staff sergeant. He served overseas in Korea and Germany and several duty stations in the United States before retiring in 1982.

On July 24, 1965 he was united in marriage to Mary Kay Christensen at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Whittemore. The couple lived in El Paso, Texas where he did security work for several different firms.

In 1994 they moved to Estherville where he worked as custodian at the VFW until forced to retire due to ill health.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville, a lifetime member of the VFW and was currently the Senior Vice President of Post #3388 in Estherville.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Anthony Alvey of Fallon, Nev.; one daughter, Brenda McCrane and husband of Monksville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Michael, Kevin and Keith Alvey and Brittany McCrane; one twin brother, Jim Alvey and wife from Arlington, Texas and two sisters, Margaret Habab of Wind Gap, Penn. and Janis Porter and husband of Ankeny.

He is preceded in death by his parents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 19, 1999)


 

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