Alvin A.O. Kirchner, age 94 of the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County, WI passed away peacefully Monday morning October 10, 2011 at Manor Care Health Services in Shawano. Alvin was born on February 18, 1917 in Shiocton, WI as the son of the late Charles and Hulda Malotky. As a young boy Alvin moved with his family to a farm near Clintonville where he became a member of the St. Martin Lutheran Church & School. Alvin’s dream was to become a minister, but due to voice problems he was forced to find another occupation. On July 23, 1941 Alvin enlisted to serve his country in the United States Air Force where he was awarded numerous metals and served as an airplane mechanic later becoming the head mechanic. He was later granted an honorable discharge on September 21, 1945. Upon his return to the Clintonville area he purchased a farm near Embarrass where he has lived since. Alvin was united in marriage to Myrna Hoppe on April 27, 1946 at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. Myrna later preceded Alvin in death on March 10, 2008. He served his community as Waupaca County Board Supervisor for many years as well as serving as a member of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63 and VFW Post #664. Alvin also enjoyed deer hunting. Perhaps some of his fondest memories were deer hunting with some of the Green Bay Packer players including Brett Favre. Alvin was a man who could be trusted, and he in turn trusted others. As an honorable man he served his country, his community, and provided for his family. As quoted in the book of Proverbs 20:3 “It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife.” Survivors include:
His Daughters: Judith & Linda Kirchner, Clintonville. His Sister: Ruth (Edward) Deegan, Clintonville. His Brother: Leo (Betty) Kirchner, Kenosha. His Sisters-in-Law: Grace & Myrtle Kirchner, both of Clintonville. Also many nieces & nephews. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Myrna, a daughter Edith, and 4 brothers; Albert, Walter, Roy, and Harland. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Daniel Burns and Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Martin Lutheran Cemetery also in Clintonville with military graveside honors being conducted by members of the Clintonville American Legion Post #63 and VFW Post #664. Friends called at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory in Clintonville from 5 – 8 PM Wednesday and at the church on Thursday (today) from 10:30 AM until the time of the services. An online guestbook with a condolence section can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com.