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Alva "Alvie" Garmon


Alva "Alvie" Garmon, 92, of Tipton, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fry Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Lashmit officiating. Burial will follow in the Tipton Masonic Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his memory and online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Alvie was born July 7, 1925, in Pulaski, Iowa. He was the son of Alva Leon Garmon and Estelle Olive Melton Garmon. Alvie attended Livonia High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II. On April 1, 1947, Alvie was united in marriage to Margaret "Maggie" Evelyn Thurston in Tipton. Alvie was a mechanic and worked for Herman & Brown of Cedar Rapids.
Alvie is survived by his two grandchildren, Ryan Goethals and Rhonda Wadsworth; son-in-law, Darel Bruhn; sister, Erma Robinson; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maggie; daughters, Nancy Bruhn and Sonja Garmon; brothers, Arley, Earl, Don and Everett Thurston; and sisters, Goldie Huggins and Mary West.
A special thank you to Rodney and Sharon Laucamp and Larry and Phyllis Powell for all they have done to help Alvie.