Alvin Roy Valentine, 86, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018; surrounded by his loving family. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1 P.M. at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A service will immediately follow at 2 P.M. in the Chapel. A committal service will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Alvin was born on May 5, 1931 in Rock Rapids, Iowa; the son of Albert and Rose (Vos) Valentine. While in the military he met and married his wife Elisabeth.
Left to cherish Alvin’s memories are his wife of 63 years Elisabeth, children: Karen Valentine, Ken (Barb) Valentine, grandchildren: Chris (Emily) Thuerauf, Jon (Lindsay) Thuerauf, Rachel (Taylor) Gibbins, Emily Thuerauf, Dustin (fiancé Amanda) Valentine. Step grandchildren Scott (Kelly) Baxa, Daniel (Suzy) Baxa also surviving are five great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren. Two brothers Warren (Betty) Valentine and Pete (Harriett) Valentine.
Alvin was preceded in death by parents, brother John, and sister Nellie Riepma.
Any memorials in Alvin’s honor may be directed to Cedar Hills Community Church or the Food Pantry.