HENRY - Alvin Aurbeck, 83, of Henry, Ill., formerly of Lacon, died at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Heartland Healthcare in Henry.
He was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Ophir, Ill., to the late Andrew and Hilma Torkelson Aurbeck. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean conflict on the USS Tarawa. On Jan. 21, 1961, he married Kay Newton in Chillicothe and she survives.
He is also survived by son, Kevin (Sandra) Eve of St. David, Ill.; three daughters, Karmen (Rodney) Bond of Washburn, Pamela Aurbeck of Henry and Valerie (Rick) Bowen of Henry; sister, Arlene Olson of Sandwich, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Erma (the late Ralph) Aurbeck of Varna and Norma Jean (the late Ray) Aurbeck of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Bill, Nicki, Tony, Travis, Michelle, Jenni, Amber and Kristi; and great-grandchildren, Tucker, Lane, Liam, Landen, Cayden, Abby, Kayla, Chance, Cayden and Camden.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
Lovingly known as "Big Al," he always loved his family gatherings, including the yearly Aurbeck family reunions. He loved his motorcycles. Al and Kay were members of The Twin River Riders and were blessed to be able to travel the country on their bikes with their group of close friends. Al loved his winter vacations at their second home in Labelle, Fla. He also enjoyed playing cards, fishing, being outdoors and helping his brother, Ralph, on the farm. He truly treasured his family and many friends. He will always be remembered for his loving and caring ways and will be missed so very much!
Al belonged to the Lacon American Legion Post 593 and Henry VFW post 555.
Services will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon, with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to services. The Reverend Wendy Popp will officiate. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Henry Food Pantry or St. John's Lutheran Church.
Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.
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