Flaig, Alvin "Al"|
Alvin "Al" E. Flaig, age 84, of Ashwaubenon, passed away Thursday August 14, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 8, 1930 in Split Rock, Wisconsin to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Kleman) Flaig. He was married on April 14, 1951 to Norma Ruth Tramel in Pontiac, Illinois.
Alvin joined the Army in January of 1948 and spent three years in Japan and six months in Germany before being honorably discharged in January of 1952.
From a young boy, Al loved anything with wheels from a tricycle with no handlebars, to a bicycle he rode around the block that he rented for a nickel, a city milk delivery truck, a dump truck, an Army jeep and finally his 18 wheelers.
Over the years, he drove for several companies. Alvin retired from Stang Wisconsin Trucking in 1992 after 30 plus years. He also enjoyed working for Barb and Dave at Timberline Trees.
Al owned and rode Harley Davidson motorcycles for over 60 years. He enjoyed riding his Harley with his two sons and friends, going to Doc's Harley Davidson, going on camping trips with Ruth around the country in their RV, listening to polka and old country music and having coffee each morning at Skips Diner with friends and solving the world problems.
Alvin is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth; sons, Geno and Tim (special friend, Michelle Andrus) all of Green Bay; son-in-law, Steve DeBruin, Algoma; four grandchildren, Jason (Jamie) Flaig, Pocatello, Idaho, Joey Flaig, Green Bay, Angie (Brian) Woolery, Hudson, Wisconsin and Jackie DeBruin, Green Bay; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Gordon and Roger (Donna) Green Bay; sisters, Evelyn (Frank) Ferguson, Iron Mountain, Michigan and Marcella Cheyka, Shawano; a sister-in-law, Pilar Flaig, Minneapolis and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon DeBruin, daughter-in-law, Jennie Flaig, brothers, Jim and Howard Flaig, sisters-in-law, Bette and Deloris Flaig and a brother-in-law, Frank Cheyka.
Visitation will be held at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 3:30 pm until the funeral service at 7:00 pm with Ann Froelich officiating. Military honors will follow. Entombment will be Fort Howard Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Alvin's name.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Ubaid Nawaz of the Vince Lombardi Clinic, the staff of Aurora Hospice and the visiting nurses, especially, Val, the caregivers from Right at Home and Bornemann Nursing Home for all of their care and concern for Alvin.
Alvin had a good spirit and touched all those who knew him. He will be sadly missed.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2014