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Alvin L. Ester

October 5, 1927October 9, 2020
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Ester, Alvin L., formerly of Waukegan, IL, passed from this life peacefully on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Evelyn’s House hospice home in Creve Coeur, MO. He was born on October 5, 1927 to Hillary and Celia Ester. After graduating from Shell Lake High School, Alvin served in the U.S. Army’s 71st Signal Service Battalion in occupied Japan. He served his country again during the Korean War. He married Marian Smith on July 1, 1950 and recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. Alvin proudly worked at U.S. Steel for 38 years and was a member of the Retiree’s Club. After retirement, he and Marian spent winter months in Green Valley, AZ. He loved talking, joking, and telling stories. He loved old country music and the Chicago White Sox.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Marian; his children, Dale Sr., and Renee (Grant) Bolling; his grandchildren, Dale, Jr. (Lauren), Danny, David (Kara), Desiree (Adam), and Billie; great grandchildren, Andrew, Haley, Nathaniel, and Staley; and a great-great grandchild, Andrew, Jr., as well many loving friends and family members.

Visitation will be held on October 24, 2020 at 9:00 am at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL. Funeral Service will be held on October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL. Graveside Service will be held on October 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm at Warren Cemetery, 1475 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL.

Donations in Alvin’s honor can be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness at www.fightingblindness.org or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Marsh Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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