Covell Funeral Home


Alvin H. Theut

November 17, 1934February 5, 2021

Alvin Herbert Theut, age 86, of Elk Rapids, Michigan passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Munson Hospice House. Alvin was born November 17, 1934 in Shelby Twp. MI. to Edwin and R. Josephine (Callewaert) Theut.

Alvin is survived by his children; Kimberly (Charles) Morrison, Cindy (John) Bailey, David (Denise), Julie (Bob) Whisnant, Mary Sue Prantera, Tim (Beth), Jeff, Chris (Sandy) and Janelle (Daryl) Putla. Also surviving are 24 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Ann in 1989, second wife Glenda in 2015, grandson Anthony Prantera in 2010, and son-in-law Mark Prantera in 2009.

Alvin was also a veteran of the US Navy.

Alvin owned and operated several businesses in his lifetime including Theut Products, Inc. and Keweenaw Berry Farms. After retirement, Alvin enjoyed canning and baking for his family and friends and especially for his friends at Noble Pines. Alvin's hobbies included hunting, woodworking, bird watching, berry picking and watching football. He loved spending time with family and friends, telling stories and being a practical joker.

A spring burial will be held at Chassell Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alvin's memory may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 US; or Munson Hospice House, 450 Brooks St., Traverse City, Michigan 49684 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Theut family.


  • St. Jude Chrildrens hospital
  • Munson Hospice House


5 June

Memorial Mass

10:30 am

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

16 Sixth St.
L'Anse Dufour, Michigan


Alvin H. Theut

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Joseph Callewaert

February 9, 2021

When Al and Mary Ann returned from their honeymoon, they stopped by to share their photos, I was 9 tears younger and Al gave me his older Brownie Hawkeye camera. (I was soon danger with that,) They then lived on Oleander Drive, just south of Hall Road. So they were neighbors, as well as relatives. Many happy years later I hunted the U.P. with Al and his long time, pal, "Hambone." We remained, over the years, in touch by phone, due to the very long distances between our homes. In our last phone conversation we also shared our physical infirmities, and our weekend plans- We decided that while in church that weekend, we would each pray for each other. Al was a loyal Navy veteran, a true patriot and a fine Christian gentleman, Lest we forget.....