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Alvin Westendorf

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Alvin E. Westendorf age 85 of Fredericksburg, IA died Monday, April 10, 2017 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Fredericksburg with Pastor Michael Christie presiding. Interment with military honors will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Alvin Ernest Westendorf was born September 10, 1931, in rural Sumner, IA, the son of Ernest A. and Selma B. (Vandersee) Westendorf. He received his education in Fredericksburg and was a 1950 graduate of the Fredericksburg High School. Alvin served in the United States Army from May 4, 1954 until being honorably discharged on May 3, 1956. He then served in the Army Reserves for five years. He and his brother Marvin farmed over 45 years together northeast of Fredericksburg. Alvin was an active member of the United Methodist “Church in Fredericksburg where he served on several boards and was a longtime usher. He will be remembered for his ability to repair everything on the farm. He was a true hands-on mechanic. Often in his later years, he and Marvin would be seen eating out at their favorite spot, ‘The Hole in the Wall in Lawler. He is survived by one brother, Marvin Westendorf (Janet Westendorf) of New Hampton; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harvey (Burneta) Westendorf, Virgil (Viola) Westendorf.

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  1. Alvin was my favorite Uncle. He used to set the corn sheller up for us kids when he came to the farm. And we would sell corn for him by the buckets full. He was a very loving Uncle and he liked to help. He helped me move to Fredericksburg from the acreage. He was a very hard worker. He was always working at something. I will miss him greatly and will always love him for who he was. My Uncle. Love you and Miss You Uncle Alvin.

  2. Alvin was a good man. He was a sweet man who went out of his way to help everyone. Always kind and had a big heart. He loved the Lord and his many relatives. He was my Uncle by marrying Craig but we were very close. God Bless my honey and we will see you again someday.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Alvin on the farm working when I was a kid. He always started a conversation whenever he saw us. He will be missed. Craig and Audrey Bravener & family

  4. I wish to send my condolences to your family at this time of Alvin’s passing. We were classmates and graduated together in 1950. I will always think of him as a gentle, kind and caring man. Blessings. Virginia Snider Baltes

  5. The people not mentioned anywhere that are related to Alvin are as follows. His nephews: Craig (Sherry) Westendorf Randy (Leslie) Westendorf David Westendorf Brian ( Paula) Westendorf Mark Westendorf Bruce Westendorf These people should have been mentioned since they were very close to Alvin. Craig was especially close to Alvin. He went out and did a lot of work for them. Took his backhoe out and did a lot of digging for them numerous times. A tornado took a large part of their barn down and strung it all over. Craig cleaned up the mess and hauled it away. And there is so much more. I was very disappointed and Alvin would have been too that Marvin’s ex wife did such a poor job of including in Alvin’s family in everything. Alvin and Craig used to sit up all night and talk. Sherry was called up in the middle of the night to either take Marvin or Alvin to the emergency room or call the ambulance. His other nephews also did a lot for him out of love. I am not complaining. We would have done so much more for them always out of love and respect for Alvin and Marvin. We loved Alvin endlessly. I just wanted you to know there was so much more to Alvin’s family. Alvin was such a well loved Uncle and so sweet and loving to his family. He always had a smile or a hug for everyone. If you needed help and he could do it he was there for you. When he was sick he didn’t complain. He had a green thumb and grew many different house plants. There are very few individuals in this world like him and we were all proud to call him Uncle. May you walk among the angels always. We really miss you.


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