Alvina Hammes

Alvina Hammes, age 90, of Underwood, ND, formerly of Sykeston, ND, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND.
Alvina Neumiller was born on September 6, 1922, the daughter of Christian and Mathilda (Morlock) Neumiller on a farm in Kidder County near Heaton, ND. She attended Cottonwood School north of Heaton and graduated from Sykeston High School.
On November 29, 1945, Alvina was united in marriage to John W. Hammes at Sykeston, ND. They shared their lives in Sykeston. John died on May 26, 1988.
Over the years, Alvina worked as a cook at both the Sykeston High School and St. Elizabeth’s Parochial School. She was also the caretaker and bookkeeper at Hiawatha Housing Development. Alvina was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Altar Society and very active in the church caring for the altar linens and doing housekeeping for the priests for many years and was a member of Bourke-Hollingsworth Legion Auxiliary in Sykeston. She planted and grew beautiful flowers for all guests to enjoy at Lake Hiawatha Park. Alvina moved to Carrington and resided at Holy Family Villa and later at Golden Acres Manor for a short time before residing at Prairieview in Underwood.
Alvina is survived by six sons, Larry (Joan) of Port St. Lucie, FL, Rodney (Jo) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Gary (Paula) of Fargo, ND, Thomas of Colorado Springs, CO, Steven (Debra) of Underwood, ND, and Neal (Carolyn) of Monument, CO; ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; one daughter Judy Ann; two grandchildren Angela and Ryan; three sisters, Ann, Lydia, and Bertha; and four brothers, Arthur, Paul, Richard, and Rudy.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 2:00 -8:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.
Burial will be at St Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston, ND.
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