Obituaries Alvin F. Stibral
Alvin F. Stibral, 76, Sioux Falls, died Sept. 26, 1999, at Avera McKennan Hospital of pancreatic cancer.
Alvin Frank Stibral, son of Frank and Alma (Drabek) Stibral, was born Nov. 11, 1922 at Lesterville. He attended the Dewey Rural School near Tabor. He moved with his family to a farm near Hudson and farmed there until his father's death. Alvin, his mother and three brothers purchased a farm together near Oak Grove State Park northeast of Hawarden, IA. On Feb. 23, 1945, Alvin was selected to serve our country in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served with the 4th Marine Division as a military policeman. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 11, 1946. He then returned to the family farm to work with his mother and brothers.
Alvin was united in marriage with Elsie D.M. Gregg on Jan. 1, 1955, in Sioux Falls. The couple moved to Lake Geneva, WI, where he worked as a truck driver for Pure Oil Co. and Red Dot Potato Chip Co. In 1957, they returned to Sioux Falls where Alvin began working at John Morrell and Co. in the Roustabout Department. Following his retirement in 1985, he moved with his family to Midwest City, OK where he worked at the Remington Park Race Track. Alvin was very proud of his award from the track for six years of perfect attendance.
Due to ill health, his desire was to return to Sioux Falls. Alvin grew restless once again and accepted a part-time job with the Deerfield Bank as a doorman. He was still employed there at the time of his death.
Alvin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, life member of the V.F.W. Post #628, member of the American Legion Post #15, Dakota Marine Detachment #659, Center for Active Generations, and the Sioux Valley Wellness Center.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife: Elsie Stibral, Sioux Falls; two daughters: Laurie Lynn Stewart and her husband, Stephan, Jacksonville, AL, Julie Feldermann and her husband, Jim, Brookings; six grandchildren: Alicia, Alvin, Cody and Garrett Stewart, Rachel and Sarah Feldermann; a sister-in-law: Wilma Stibral, Akron, IA; a special niece: Arlene Lindberg, Westfield, IA; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Otto, Arthur and Willard Stibral. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Stake Center, Sioux Falls, with burial at 2 p.m. Friday in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Visitation began at 10 a.m., Thursday at the George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. The family was present at the funeral home, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Avera McKennan Hospice.