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Information for Alvin Harold Reutzel

3 September 1922 - 6 October 1981

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

7 October 1981
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Alvin Reutzel

Funeral services for Alvin H. Reutzel, 59, Route 9, Box 303, Caldwell, who died of natural causes Tuesday in a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. Charles Chase of the First United Methodist Church, Middleton.  Interment will follow in Wilder Cemetery.
    He was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Moorefield, Neb.  He moved with his family to Boise in 1935.  He graduated from Star High School in 1941.  He farmed until January 1943, when he enlisted in the Army, serving overseas during World War II.  He was honorably discharged in November 1945.  He married Dorothy Langford in 1945.  They lived in Boise, where he was a route salesman for Eddy's Bread Co. for seven years.  He married Kathleen Horn Titus on Aug. 26, 1964, in Winnemucca, Nev.  He worked for Black Canyon Irrigation District, Notus, for three years, and owned and operated a dairy farm until 1972.  He began working for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Caldwell, in 1974, becoming manager in 1976.  He was a member of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and the United Methodist Church, Eagle.
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a son, Alvin Don of Boise; two stepsons, Steve and Gary Titus of Boise; a daughter, Alvina Rae Hawkins of Boise; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. John Reutzel of Eagle; his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Nelson of La Grande, Ore.; three brothers, Marvin of Mountain Home, Merton of Vancouver, Wash., and Tom of Florida; three sisters, Genevieve Hockett of Salem, Ore., Iona Allen of Vancouver, Wash., and Martha Gibbons of Meridian; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
    Memorials may be made to the Idaho Heart Association, 5777 Overland Road, Boise.



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