Funeral services of Alvin Henry Gennrich, age 96, formerly of Lester Prairie were held Friday, Nov. 7, 1997 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minn. Officiating was the Rev. Tom Evans. The organist was Jane Holasek and the trio was David Lorence, William Lorence and Debra Lorence Topel who sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "Shine On Us." Congregational hymns were "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "For All The Saints."
Interment was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie with casketbearers Anders Scott, Robert Lorence, David Lorence, Richard Larsen, Larry Larsen and Donald Lemke.
Alvin H. Gennrich was born the son of William and Emma (Hageman) Gennrich on July 11, 1901 in Lester Prairie. He was baptized on July 30, 1901 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Buschen. Alvin was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1915 by the Rev. Grene.
He graduated from Lester Prairie High School and attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.
On June 19, 1928 Alvin was united in marriage to Ida Lemke in Young America in a service conducted by the Rev. Abraham. Alvin was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church holding various different offices in the church. He owned and ran the bakery in Lester Prairie, which eventually became the Red Owl Store, until he retired in 1963. Alvin was also a member of the Commercial Club in Lester Prairie for many years. In his spare time, Alvin enjoyed traveling, visiting family and friends and loved baseball.
On Nov. 5, 1997 Alvin Henry Gennrich entered eternal rest at the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis Park at the age of 96 years, 3 months and 24 days.
He is survived by his daughter, June Bulau and husband Earl of Plymouth; granddaughter, Tracey Gennrich of Plymouth; special friend Louise Larsen of Hopkins, and also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Gennrich; his wife Ida; brother William Gennrich Jr., and sisters: Ottila Mueller and Louise Lorence.