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Alvina FRIESEN

Alvina FRIESEN[1]

Female 1922 - 2009  (86 years)

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  • Name Alvina FRIESEN 
    Born 25 Dec 1922  Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Marriage Cert in Bk 19, pg 232, Merced County Records.
    Obituary - Alvina was the 2nd child of 6 born to Bernhard (Ben) K. and Agnes (Wiens) Friesen. By 1929 the family was living in Oregon and sometime before 1935 they moved to Winton where the last child (June) was born. They were living on the NW corner of Winton Way and Olive Avenue. Their children: Blanche (1921); Alvina (1922-2009; Ben (1925-2009); Marian (1927); Dave (1929-2002); June (1935-1979). Alvina married Irwin Wedell on October 4, 1952 in Merced. Irwin was the son of Isaac B. and Lydia (Heppner) Wedell. Irwin and Alvina had one daughter and one son.
    Alvina was born on Christmas day in 1922 to Ben and Agnes (Wiens) Friesen in Aberdeen, Idaho. A survivor of polio, pneumonia and a crippling auto accident as a child, Alvina's strength came from her faith in God. Alvina loved to entertain family and friends. She enjoyed playing the piano and baking. She once brought home two blue ribbons from the Merced County Fair for her homemade cinnamon rolls and tea rings. Alvina's career included working for Ray Douglas Pine Cone as a waitress, and head cook for Merced Schools and retiring from Farmers Insurance after many years as head cook in their cafeteria.
    Alvina is survived by her loving family, which includes her husband Irwin of Atwater, her daughter Bonnie McCord of Wilsonville, Oregon and son Rodney Wedell of Atwater. Alvina was a devoted and loving grandmother to Dustin McCord, Jennifer McCord and great-granddaughter Maya Grace. Also surviving is her sister Marian Ratzloff and many nieces and nephews.
    Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Whitton Family Funeral Service, 740 W. 19th Street in Merced. The Funeral service will be held at the Atwater Church of the Nazarene, 1374 Shaffer Rd, in Atwater on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM, with burial to follow at the Winton District Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alvina Wedell's name to Hinds Hospice, 410 W. Main Street, Merced, California 95340 would be appreciated. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitton Family Funeral Service in Merced. 
    Reference Number 075av 
    Died 7 Aug 2009  Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Aug 2009  Winton District Cemetery, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No headstone picture.
    Person ID I1161  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Father Bernhard (Ben) K. FRIESEN,   b. 2 Jun 1898, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1970, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Agnes WIENS,   b. 20 May 1901, Ulen, Clay, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1993, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1919  Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irwin WEDELL,   b. 28 Dec 1927, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 2012, Merced Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1952  Merced, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1922 - Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Oct 1952 - Merced, Merced, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 2009 - Winton, Merced, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Aug 2009 - Winton District Cemetery, Winton, Merced, California Link to Google Earth
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    Friesen, Alvina-1922
    Friesen, Alvina-1922

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).