FLORENCE, Wis. - Alvin R. King, 65, of Florence, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Stambaugh, son of the late Glendon and Tootsie (Margaret) King. He graduated from West Iron County High School.
Alvin was raised on a dairy/beef farm in Iron River with his three brothers, Owen, Ted and Louie, and his sister Janice. He worked at the copper mine in White Pine, trimmed trees for Asplundh and drove truck for Gunville Trucking.
Alvin was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and tie-dyeing, amongst other hobbies. He spent the last 15 years of his life living in Florence, 10 of those years shared with Susan Hambel.
Alvin had many friends in Florence who he spent time with. He loved creating unique wood working projects for special people, building birdhouses and taking walks. In his free time, he enjoyed conversations with many people and loved to make them laugh.
Alvin is survived by his three brothers, Owen, Ted and Louie King; three biological children, Maria King, Shawn King and Suzette Willison; two adopted children, Tina Ingrum and Christopher King; four nephews, Bryan King, Jeff King, Danny King and Jimmy King; two nieces, Tammy and Kelly; 13 grandchildren, Davida King, Tony Henning, Ron Willison, Nicole Leamons, Kaley Ingrum, Amber Willison, Samantha Leamons, Josh King, Zach King, Alysa Mitchell, Jake King, Jordan King and Kaycee Ingrum; and four great-grandchildren, Alexander King, Katrina Murray, Mason Peach and Bella Thompson.
In addition to his parents, Alvin was preceded in death by Glendon and Margaret King, his first son Ronny King and his sister, Janice Smith.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence. A celebration of life will follow Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Doug Johnson will officiate.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Alvin, or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence to honor Alvin's legacy of life.