Alvin Putman, 1929-2019
Published 1:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Memorial services for Alvin W. Putman of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. March 9 at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea area veterans groups.
Alvin died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin. He was 89.
Alvin was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Hartley, Iowa, the son of George and Anna (Johansman) Putman. He graduated from high school in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and received mechanical and driving training in California.
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He served his country in the U.S. Navy, being discharged in 1954.
On June 14, 1965, he was united in marriage to Janice Majerus.
Alvin lived in Albert Lea most of his adult life and worked as a dairy farmer, carpenter, parts man and delivered Winnebago campers to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan, enjoyed bowling, travel, showing dairy cattle in Iowa and Minnesota, and his pet dog, Penny.
Alvin is survived by his children Meg (Jerry) Brady of Clear Lake, Iowa, LoriAnne Marquardt of Mankato, Angela (Jim) Larson of Albert Lea, June (Richard) Hodsdon of Stillwater and Alvin Putman Jr. of Albert Lea; grandchildren Jonathan Marquardt, Jeff Marquardt, Alicia Peterson, Nick Lee, Shaina French, Charlie Marquardt, Amber Lee, Ethan Marquardt, Ashley Lee, Kelsea Tufte, Spencer Larson, Zachary Larson, Sean Putman, Mikayla Putman, Tim Hanson, Tom Hanson, James Hanson and April Juel; great-grandchildren Caleb Marquardt, Carter O’Connell, Damion French, Branson French, Erik French, Autumn Carpenter, Kylee Carpenter, Khiylr Lee, Lucas Lee, Mason Marquardt, Aubrey Marquardt, Oliver Marquardt, Kira Goulet, Taylor Marquardt, Carmen Marquardt, Emma Hanson and Norah Hanson; and sister, Alice Triggs, of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janice; sisters Melba Frank and Clara; and a daughter in infancy.