NEW ULM – Alvin Person, 92, of New Ulm died Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Timothy Smith officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, SOUTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Tuesday. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org
Alvin is survived by his wife, Marilyn Person of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Richard Schnorenberg of Owatonna; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Brenda Person of Willmar; grandchildren, Brehea Schnorenberg of Lake City, David Schnorenberg of Owatonna; step grandchildren, Carie Leske of Granite Falls, Tracy (Jason) Folkerts of Sioux Falls, SD; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Neil (Jan) Person of St. Paul; sister-in-law, Gloria Jungkans of New Ulm; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Leona Routhe, Doris Schreiner; and a brother, Leo Person.
Alvin Johan Person was born on April 6, 1922 in Little Falls to John and Alma (Kempe) Person. He served during WWII in the U. S. Navy. On May 14, 1951 he was united in marriage to Marilyn Jungkans at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Alvin worked as a farmer and then later worked for the Morgan Hatchery until he retired in 1986. They then moved to New Ulm. He enjoyed fishing, making wood, gardening, playing cards, and dancing on Bandwagon in Mankato. He and Marilyn volunteered their time with Prison Ministry and Second Harvest. Alvin was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, the V.F.W Post #5771 in Morgan where he was an active member, and the Morgan Sportsman’s Club.