Elkhorn, WI: Alvin H. Susina 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 29, 2018, at his home after a 9 month courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Elgin, IL to the late Joseph and Lydia (Lenschow) Susina on February 24, 1942. At age 3 Alvin and his family moved to Elkhorn, WI when they purchased their farm in the Town of LaFayette. He graduated from Elkhorn Area High School and UW-Madison’s Farm and Industry Short Course. Alvin was a lifelong farmer, working alongside his father and brother on the family farm. At age 62, Alvin married the love of his life Marilyn (Dobrick) Stephan on September 18, 2004. He was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Elkhorn and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. He was an avid antique collector and attended many auctions. He was also a member of the International Harvester Collectors Club- WI Chapter 4. Alvin is survived by his wife; Marilyn of Elkhorn; stepdaughter; Shari (Dan) Strickhouser of Elkhorn; step-son; Ronald Stephan of Chicago, IL; step grandson; Kevin Strickhouser of Elkhorn; sister; Nancy Cannon of Delhi, NY; brother in laws; Robert Dobrick of Elkhorn, Jerry Dobrick of Port St. Lucie, FL; aunt and uncle Ann (Milan) Susina of AZ; and many cousins. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Wayne Susina, infant twins; Ronald and Donald.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday September 6, 2018 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church 415 Devendorf Street Elkhorn, WI with Pastor Preston Heuer officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home 730 N. Wisconsin Street Elkhorn, WI from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and at church on Thursday 10:00 until time of service. Memorials may be made in Alvin’s name to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Legacy Fund. Online guestbook can be found at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.
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