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Alvin M. ErstadAugust 5, 1926 ~ April 20, 2017 (age 90)
Alvin M. Erstad, age 90 of Otsego Township, passed away peacefully at home on April 20, 2017 after a long illness.
He was born in the town of Vienna, WI on August 5, 1926 and was the youngest son of Andrew and Thea Erstad. Al graduated from Waunakee High School in 1943 at the age of 17. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific. After his service, he returned to Madison and worked for the city of Madison for 41 years. He was united in marriage to Delores Schultz at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on February 12, 1955, they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Al was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rio, WI and served on their property committee for many years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 208 and a lifelong member of VFW 7591. He was a big fan of the Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers, avid reader, and loved a good game of euchre. His other hobbies were hunting, fishing and camping. Al was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and enjoyed all the family get togethers. He had a heart of gold, a wicked dry sense of humor and was always there to help anyone out.
Al is survived by his wife, Delores and their four children, Susan (John) Hansen, Steven Erstad, Karen (Tom) Griffith, and Scott (Karen) Erstad and grandchildren Carlie (Nathan) Wendelborn, Kaj Hansen, Tom Griffith, III, Dillon Erstad and Alexandra Erstad, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Sydney and his sisters Ida Stromer, Betty Wentland, Annetta Finger and Alice Taylor, his nephews Anthony and Terry.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 11 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rio, with Rev. Ann Walsvik officiating. Visitation will be held at 10 AM until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Home Health United of Portage or the charity of your choice.
“You will be missed in our hearts forever” The family would like to thank the dedicated aides and nurses of Home Health United for their compassionate care of Al during his long illness.”