Alvin Kaltofen

June 9, 1929July 13, 2013

Alvin Herbert Kaltofen, age 84, of Evansville, passed away July 13, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital after a long illness. Alvin was born June 9, 1929 to the late Herbert and Lorene (Welz) Kaltofen.

He graduated from Central High School in 1947. As a teenager, Alvin played the drums in various bands and later with Bob Minnette’s Mellowtones. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War in the Communications Corps and was a life member of VFW Post #1114. Mr. Kaltofen had worked for Alcoa for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the Hadi Shrine and past president of Hadi Shrine Brass Band. Alvin was a member of the Pote’s Notes, a Dixieland Band. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Central UMC Wednesday Friends Group, U.S. Sunday School Class, Riverbend Association, Evansville Athletic Club and the Kennel Club. He had volunteered his time with the Hadi Transportation Group, transporting patients and families to the Shriner Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Meals on Wheels, American Red Cross Blood Services and radio reading services at WNIN. In his retirement he enjoyed counted cross stitch and developing cross stitch graphs.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his special cousin, Emma Dreisch.

Surviving Alvin are his wife of 54 years, Doris (Grimes) Kaltofen; two daughters, Kathy (David) Foerster of Connersville, IN and Karla (Brian) Uhde of Evansville; three grandchildren, Matt (Jessi) Foerster of Indianapolis, Maria (Matt) Nischwitz of Dupont, WA and Sarah (Tim) Heinke of Charleston, SC and six great grandchildren, Lily, Anna and Will Foerster, Sarah and Jack Nischwitz and Julia Heinke. Also surviving is the family of Myron and Mamie Hartman, very special friends from Hamburg, PA.

Funeral services for Alvin will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Pierre Funeral Home, Rev. Theodore Tempel officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of both units 2900 and 5600 at Deaconess Hospital and Holiday Village for their kindness and caring. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Food Bank, 300 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 47710, the American Red Cross or to the Hadi Transportation Group, P.O. Box 1, Evansville, IN 47701.

Memorial Park Cemetery Burial Location: Section #5, Lot 352, Space 3


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Scott Wheeler

July 24, 2013

Doris and family - I have very fond memories of spending time with Al and the Kaltofen family when I was young. I am especially glad that we were able to get together one last time years ago before before my Dad passed. It was great to see Doris and Karla again after so many years, and my thoughts go out to your family.

Gary Wheeler

July 23, 2013

Doris, Kathy, Karla and Family

I'll always remember Al as a nice man, a fine drummer, a good friend to my Dad, and I remember his kindness and support when Chuck passed away. Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all on Al's passing.

Gary, Angie, Jonathan and Charlotte Wheeler

Myrrl Choate

July 18, 2013

To Doris and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Al was a great volunteer and was certainly missed when he had to retire due to his health. He served as a MOW driver for many years. We are saddened by his passing.

Meals on Wheels Staff and Volunteers

Susan Sullivan

July 18, 2013

Keeping you close in thought and prayer.

July 18, 2013

Dear Kathy and David,
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Charlene and Homer Christensen

Helen Kerschner

July 17, 2013

Dear Doris and Family,
My sincere sympathy after hearing about Al's passing. He certainly lived a full life with all of the activities he was in and entertained with his musical talent. May God be with you all and help you through your time of sorrow. God Bless you all!
With Love,
Helen Hartman Kerschner (Mamie and Myron's daughter-in-law.

Tracy Heckard

July 16, 2013

Karla so sorry for the loss of your father. Thinking of you.

July 16, 2013

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Always Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

July 16, 2013

Prayers are with all of you at this time.

Terry Ricketts and family
Debra Effinger and family
Pauline Ricketts (Clyde)

Gary Kornell

July 16, 2013

Kathy and David, what a life of service to his country and community Al led. Miki and I send our prayers to you and your family. Gary Kornell