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Alva Husmann


Alva Husmann, 91, of Wyoming, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa. His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Burial will be held at Wyoming Cemetery with military honors. Lahey & Dawson Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Alva Louis Husmann was born in his home north of Onslow, Iowa, on Feb. 28, 1927, to Wilke "Bill" and Elma (Streeper) Husmann. On July 1, 1961, he was united in marriage to Jeannette Rockwell.
Alva was a longtime resident of Wyoming, Iowa, where he served on the City Council for 28 years. He faithfully and honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a longtime member of the Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming and the American Legion. He worked at Big Bills Feed, construction and for the Iowa DOT. Alva enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Alva is survived by his daughter, Debbie Ellefson of Wyoming; stepsons, Jim Boots of Monticello and Dennis (Maria) Boots of Monticello; stepdaughters, Cheryl (Lyle) Gullickson of Kansan City, Mo., and Barb (Steve) Burchett of Springfield, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Lund, Helen Christiansen, Velma Jensen, Velda Holloman and Betty Ham; and a brother, Ed Husmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeannette; two brothers, Robert and Ernie; a sister, Lois; and son-in-law, Nathan Ellefson.
His family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Jones Regional Medical Center and Monticello Nursing and Rehab for the great care they gave to Alva.
Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.