August 4, 1940 ~ September 6, 2022
Resided in: Minot, ND
Alvina’s Funeral Mass can be viewed below:
Alvina’s Prayer Service will be viewable below:
Minot, North Dakota
Alvina passed away on September 6, 2022, at Bethany Retirement Living, in Fargo, North Dakota, at the age of 82, surrounded by her loving family.
Alvina Schwahn was born on August 4, 1940, the daughter of John and Katherine (Jochim) Schwahn in Strasburg, North Dakota. She grew up in this area and received her education, graduating from the 8th grade.
Alvina was united in marriage to Lew Brezden on June 3, 1959. Together they made their home in Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota where they raised their family. They also spent winters in Arizona in the later years.
Alvina worked in Healthcare Industry, and also worked many years as a day care provider for many families. She was and long time, active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. She loved spending time baking and cooking, enjoyed family gatherings and entertaining friends and family, cherished the time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and thoroughly enjoyed a good game of pinochle.
Alvina is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Lew of Minot, ND; her children – Jeff (Wanda) Brezden of Bismarck, ND; Sheila (Gary) Larson of Fargo, ND; Troy (LaDonna) Brezden of Minot, ND; Carrie Brezden (Scott Drummond) of Fargo, ND; her nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers – Willie Schwahn and Victor Schwahn; and her sister, Kathy Rising; and many other very dear relatives and friends.
Alvina was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Schwahn; her foster sister, Mary Jundt; and her brother, Art Schwahn.
Everyone is welcome to attend these services – for those unable, the Prayer Service and the Mass will be live streamed on the funeral home website.
FUNERAL MASS: 10 AM Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND – with a visitation one hour prior
Lunch will be served following the Funeral Mass.
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Friday, September 16, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, ND – with a visitation one hour prior
BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com