Alvin Eric Krahn died Jan. 6, 2010. He was born Nov. 6, 1931 in Kindersley, Sask. to Jacob and Elizabet Krahn. At 14, Alvin accepted Jesus as Saviour and was later baptized. After completing teacher training, Alvin began teaching in a country school near Glenbush, Sask. In 1958, he married Helga Boldt. Over the next 17 years, Alvin taught at Dalmeny, Neuanlage, Laird, Waseca, and Lanigan, Sask. He then changed careers and worked for more than 20 years at PCS (Potash Corporation Saskatchewan) Lanigan. Alvin was known as a gentle and kind-hearted man to whom family and church were very important. He didn’t miss many opportunities to remind his wife and family he loved them dearly. Alvin appreciated nature, particularly enjoying the scenery in the mountains. He also loved socializing over coffee with his friends. He kept his cars in immaculate condition. Alvin was a voracious reader and loved to write poetry. Predeceased by 2 brothers-in-law; Alvin is mourned by Helga; sons Lyle (Dori), Aubrey (Eileen), Randy; 4 grandchildren; 4 siblings.
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