The following appeared in the Kiron Weekly News, Volume XVIII
Number 30, dated Friday, July 29, 1966:
Obituary of Alvin Winquist Who Died on July 20th
Alvin Winquist, son of John Winquist and Nellie Pearson Winquist,
was born on September 1, 1886 in Stockholm Township, Crawford
Alvin was educated in Stockholm township, and it was also during
these early years he received Jesus Christ as his Savior. Upon
his baptism he was received into the membership of the First Baptist
Church of Kiron on November 24, 1901. During his many years as
a member of this church he served as Secretary and Treasurer of
the Sunday School for 19 years. He also served as school director
in this community for 13 years.
On March 20, 1912, Alvin was united in marriage to Frieda Andeberg
of Gowrie. To this union were born eight children: Ruth, Mrs.
Bert Berglund from Chicago, Illinois; Waldo of Kiron; Robert of
Edmonds, Washington; Virginia, Mrs. Edmund Hunt of Des Moines;
Eleanora, Mrs. Earl Otto of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Virgil of
Denison; Florence of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Norma, Mrs. Robert
Dueland of Des Moines.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda, his eight children, one sister,
Mrs. Pearl Youngquist of Kiron, 2 brothers, Vernie and Jubel of
Kiron, 11 grandchildren plus a host of relatives and friends.
Alvin passed away July 20, 1966 at the Lutheran Deaconess hospital
in Minneapolis, where he had been ill for the past three weeks.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 25th at the Bethel Lutheran
Church with Rev. Arthur Freeburg officiating. Mrs. Lewellyn Larson
sang "God's Word and Promise" and "Near To The
Heart of God" with Mrs. Ferne Wilson accompanying at the
Pallbearers were Lewellyn Larson, Vernie Gronau, Walter Hansohn,
Dennis Gustafson, Wallace Larson and Richard Gilmore.
Interment was in the Kiron Cemetery.
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