Alvin Vaclav Jakes

Alvin Vaclav Jakes, age 64 of Cokato, died unexpectedly at home, south of Cokato, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000.

Alvin was born Sept. 18, 1935 in Ellsworth, Wis., to Joseph and Agnes (Peterson) Jakes. He grew up in Ellsworth and attended El Paso School.

After enlisting in the U. S. Army in 1960, Alvin was a marksman stationed in Texas and then, sent to Germany. He was honorably discharged in May, 1963.

On Sept. 2, 1960, Alvin married Doris Irene Churchill at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, by the Rev. Gerhard Michael.

He worked at J. I. Cast in Racine, Wis.; and then farmed in Pierce County, Wis. He also spent some time working in the oil fields in Texas and finally, at Anderson Buffing and Polishing, Mayer, Minn.

At the time of his death, Alvin had reached the age of 64 years, three months, and 21 days.

He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters, Deborah (Brian) Dannewitz of Carver, Minn.; Linda (Dan) Schluttner of Tea, S.D.; and Susan Henke of Red Wing, Minn.; sons, Larry Jakes of Red Wing, Minn.; Heath (Monica) Jakes of Loretto, Minn.; and Marcus (Shirley) Jakes of Silver Lake, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren: Michael, Timothy, Josh, Stacy, Adam, Laura, Kyle, Dylan, Abigail, and Andrew.

Alvin is further survived by brothers and sisters, Edwin (Ruth) Jakes, Florence Borchert, Walter (Gladys) Jakes, Esther (Arnold) Risberg, and Phillip (Flossie), all of Pierce County, Wis.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Stockholm Lutheran Church, rural Cokato, with the Rev. Barbara MacKinnon officiating. Lunch was served by the women of the church.

Interment was Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

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