Alvin J. Full

Alvin J. Full, 85 years old, of Alton, IA,died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton.  Graveside military honors will be conducted by Floyd Post 200 American Legion.  Visitation will be any time after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2012.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to

Alvin was born Oct. 27, 1927, at Taunton, MN, the son of Arthur and Clara (Bunkers) Full.  In March of 1928 he moved with his family to near Granville where he received his primary education at St. JosephCatholicSchool in Granville.  In 1942 they moved to near Alton where he received his secondary education at St. Mary’s Academy in Alton from which he graduated in 1945.  He was engaged in farming with his father.  On April 24, 1951, he entered the US Army, serving during the Korean War, being discharged April 8, 1953.  He then returned to Alton and farming.

On Aug. 23, 1954, he married Delores Berding at Marcus, IA.  They made their home near Alton where they farmed until retiring and moving into Alton in 1988.

Alvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Floyd Post 200 American Legion.  Past member of St. Mary’s Church Board, Spalding School Board and Alton Co-op Elevator Board.

Survivors include: his wife, Delores of Alton; two daughters, Kathy (Pat) Beck of Spencer, IA, Christy (Harold) Harson of Everly, IA; four sons, Steve (Nancy) of Norfolk, NE, Tony (Kris), Jerry (Nichole) all of Alton, Dan (Diane) of Royal, IA; 20) grandchildren; 14) great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Reichle of Alton, Jane (David) Croatt of Sibley, IA; three sisters-in-law, Alberta Full of Canby, MN, Charlene Full of Owatonna, MN, Lana Full of Stewartstown, PA.

Preceded by: his parents, five brothers, Ferdinand, Raymond, Jim, Mark and Art, one sister, Barbara Langenhorst.

Casket Bearers will be Matt Beck, Eric Full, Jason Full, Brian Christianson, Riley Full, Austin Full, Brandon Full.

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