Alvin W. Schultze

WELCOME – A Celebration of Life Service for Alvin W. Schultze, 81, of Welcome, Minn., will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome, Minn., with Rev. Anthony Christoff-els, officiating.

Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Welcome, Minn.

Alvin was called to his eternal rest on Monday morning, April 21, 2014, at Lutz Wing of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn. Visitation and a time of sharing memories with the Schultze family will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Welcome, and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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Alvin Walter Schultze was born March 23, 1933, in Silver Lake Township, Martin County, Minn., to William and Clara (Beckendorf) Schultze. On Nov. 15, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Ziemer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years and five months; his seven children; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Riegel of Fairmont, Minn.; and other relatives.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Edgar, Carl, Arthur, Gerhardt, Martin and Wilbert Schultze; two sisters, Esther and Alma; and other relatives.