Alvin Henry Nolz


January 3, 1932 - October 4, 2019


Alvin Henry Nolz, 87, passed away surrounded by loved ones on October 4, 2019 at Avera Brady Health & Rehab in Mitchell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Monday at Bittner Funeral Chapel, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service.

Alvin, son of Joseph and Mary (Tischler) Nolz, was born January 3, 1932. He grew up near Parkston and later moved to Delmont with his parents and siblings. He attended school in Parkston and Delmont. He graduated from Delmont Country School in 1946.

He worked on the family farm and entered the Army in December 1951. He attended Basic Training in Fort Riley, Kansas. He served two years in the United States Army spending one year in Misawa Air Base in Japan. He received an Honorable Discharge in Fort Carson, Colorado in 1953.

Alvin married Devona Katherine Weber on November 17, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Together they had three children, Sharon, David and Dennis.

After his years in the Service, he returned to the farm near Delmont for four years and then moved to a farm by Mount Vernon, where Alvin and Devona lived for nine years. In 1970, they purchased a farm northeast of Mitchell. In 1982, Alvin and his son, David, started Nolz Limousin and sold purebred bulls to area cattlemen.

In 1990, Alvin and Devona moved into Mitchell, but Alvin’s love of the land and livestock carried on. He continued to work on the farm until he retired at the age of 64.

Alvin was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus American Legion Post 0018.

In his spare time, Alvin enjoyed traveling on bus tours, polka dancing, playing cards with friends, reading western books and spending time with his family.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Devona; daughter Sharon Park and her husband Dan of Sioux Falls; son David and his wife Peggy of Mitchell; son Dennis and his wife Kelli of Garretson; grandchildren Travis, Jodi, Christa, Amanda, Courtney, Kaley, Emily, Andy and Erin; great-grandchildren Atley, Ayrie, Addy, Scarlett, Thorne, Croix, Holly, Isla and Isiah; brother-in-law Nick Weber and his wife Mary; and sister-in-law Sally Hohn and her husband Alfred.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Mary Nolz; sister, Caroline Frederick; and brothers, Ray and Louis Nolz.



Monday, October 7, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Scripture Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Patty Radke Dambrava on October 8, 2019
Condolences from the Gene Radke clan Big Springs NE and dependents. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Dean Hohn on October 7, 2019
Our very most deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of loss. Truly an irreplaceable jem on earth has been taken to be fit with a heavenly crown! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dean & boys
Posted by Jan Johnson on October 6, 2019
So Very very sorry for ur loss.
Posted by Jan Park on October 5, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May your faith and all the wonderful memories give you comfort during this time. Love and Prayers to you all.
Posted by Janice Weber Mueller on October 4, 2019
Prayers are with you all! So sorry for your loss! Janice and Mike
Posted by Kevin and Nancy DeCurtins on October 4, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
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