Funeral services for Alvin Tietgen, age 96 of Norfolk, Nebraska, will be held Wednesday, September 4,
2013, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist church in Norfolk with Rev. Dr. James Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars post 1644, American Legion post 16, and the Offutt
Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer
Funeral Home in Norfolk.
He died Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Norfolk Veterans Home.
, son of Hans and Cecelia (Kruse) Tietgen
was born September 9, 1917 at Sholes
, Nebraska. He attended 1st
grade at Sholes
, Nebraska. Alvin joined the Air Force in 1942. He was a Freight Engineer stationed in England, North Africa, and numerous other places until his discharge in September of 1945. On September 24, 1946 Alvin married Valdene Konopasek
at the Presbyterian Church in Clarkson, Nebraska. To this union three children were born: Cheryl, Ronald, and Connie.
During his career after the Air Force, Alvin was employed by the Ford Dealership, Hespe
& Co., and retired with the 3M Company in 1988. Alvin was a member of the American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644 of Norfolk, Nebraska. Alvin was a kind and gentle person who loved fishing and hunting with his son, grandchildren, and friends. His greatest joy was being with his family.
Survivors include wife Valdene
of Norfolk; daughter, Connie (Don) Sixta
, Texas; four grandchildren, Sherry Sixta
, Christine (Todd) Sixta
Rinehart, Lauren Tietgen
, and Jake Tietgen
; daughter-in-law, Billie Tietgen
of Omaha, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Mable Tietgen
, Dorothy Tietgen
, and Shirley Tietgen
; and brother-in-law, Melvin Ehrhardt
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Cecelia; daughter, Cheryl Tietgen
in 1969; son, Ronald Tietgen
in 2012; four brothers, Grant Tietgen
, Wayne Tietgen
, Lee Tietgen
, and Donald Tietgen
; two sisters, Gladys Van Auker
, and Irene Ehrhardt
; and sister-in-law Laverne Tietgen
PO Box 188
Norfolk, NE 68702