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Alvin Kyhn

June 16, 1918 — November 4, 2010

Alvin Kyhn, 92, of St. Paul, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. The Rev. Delmar L. Unruh will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul Visitation will be Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Mr. Kyhn was born on June 16, 1918, at Farwell, the son of Louis and Tena (Jacobsen) Kyhn. He was united in marriage to Mildred L. Hunt on June 5, 1946, at Loup City. She preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2004. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Kathy Kyhn of Battleground, Wash.; and two daughters, Karen Kyhn of Moreno Valley, CA and Linda Barth of Hemet, CA; one brother and sister-in-law, Leroy “Bud” and Marie Kyhn of California; and two sisters, Bessie Benson of Indiana and Glenrose Luebbe of Grand Island. He is also survived by five grandchildren, David Kyhn, Bryan Kyhn, Scott Overton, Bradley Rowe and Jamie Barth; five great-grandchildren, Mitchell Overton, Brendan Overton, Elisha Kyhn, Aliyah Kyhn and Joshua Kyhn. Alvin grew up on the family farm and when he was a young boy he moved with his family into Farwell and attended Farwell Public School where he played basketball. He then went to work through the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mount Rushmore. As a young man he moved to Los Angeles, CA, and worked for Garwood Industries as a mechanic. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. After being discharged he returned to Los Angeles and continued to work at Garwood. He and Mildred lived in LA and in 1970 moved to Hemet, CA where he owned and operated a rental and tractor repair shop, until his retirement in 1980. In 1992, the couple moved to St. Paul. After Mildred’s death he continued to live in his home until August 2010, when he moved to Rose Lane Home. He was a member of Carl Mogensen American Legion Post No. 119 of St. Paul. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and four sisters. Memorials are suggested to City of Hope – Cancer and Heart Research Center in Duarte, CA.
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