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Alvin E. Sudbeck

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VIBORG, S.D. - Alvin E. Sudbeck, 87, Viborg, S.D., died March 24, 2021, at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg.

A private family inurnment will take place at the columbarium at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton, S.D., at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Yankton.

Alvin was born July 11, 1933, in Bow Valley, to Rudolph and Theresa (Hoebelheinrich) Sudbeck. He grew up in Bow Valley where he attended school. He enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the end of the Korean War. After his discharge, Alvin farmed with his brother, Duane, in the Bow Valley area and also drove a milk truck. He married Terry Schumacher October 1958. She died from cancer in May 1966. Alvin married Patricia Wells July 16, 1967. He continued to farm until 1984, when he retired and they moved to Yankton. Alvin loved going to rummage sales and collected many “treasures” over the years. He loved buying old cars and working in his garden. Alvin also loved animals and enjoyed the company of their many dogs and cats. He enjoyed camping and traveling out to the Black Hills.

Alvin is survived by his seven children: Susie (Ted) Hillman, Crofton; Lori (Jay) Henseler, Yankton, S.D.; Mike (Margie) Sudbeck, Portland, Maine; Vince (Nique) Sudbeck, Denton, Texas; Arnie Goetz, Akron, Iowa; Kimberly Ummach, Sioux City, Iowa; and Jody (Susan) Sudbeck Kadoka, S.D.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mercedes Goeden, Hartington; Luella (Hop) Rothluebber, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Joni Schneider, Fairbanks, Alaska; and many nieces and nephews.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two grandsons, Tyler Ummach and Blair Hillman; and two brothers, Duane and Gene Sudbeck.