Alvin Ivan Haussermann was born northwest of Bloomington, Nebraska, on February 2, 1918, on the family farm. He was the son of Henry and Helen (Rebman) Haussermann. Alvin was baptized at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, north of Republican City, Nebraska on April 21, 1918.
In 1946, he became a member of the Bloomington Methodist Church and on January 31, 1999, he transferred to the First United Methodist Church at Franklin, Nebraska.
Alvin attended Bethel School District No. 16 for 8 years, and Bloomington High School for 2 years.
He was united in marriage to Katherine Emma Treddenbarger on October 14, 1941. To this union were born two daughters - Shirley and husband Gerald Grimes of Corydon, Iowa, and Nancy and husband John Grimes of Marshalltown, Iowa; and a son - LeRoy and wife, Verdell Haussermann of Bloomington, Nebraska.
Katherine passed away on April 29, 1982, at Kearney, Nebraska. On June 4, 1983, Alvin was united in marriage to Geraldine Reese Schriner.
Alvin served in the United States Army, from April 25, 1941, to October 10, 1945. His overseas service included North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
In October of 2000, Alvin was awarded his high school diploma through the Veteran's Administration.
Alvin died Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Golden Living Center, Franklin, Nebraska, at the age of 93 years, 2 months, and 23 days.
Alvin's parents and his twin brother, Ivan preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine; children; step-children; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Haussermann of Franklin, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service for Alvin I. Haussermann will be (was) Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Nancy L. Leonard officiating. Mrs. Deb James will be (was) the organist, and Mr. Van Bradley, the soloist. Casket bearers will be (were): James Haussermann, Steven Haussermann, Kevin Grimes, Terry Grimes, Chris Grimes, and Brian Flesner. Honorary casket bearers will be (were): Brian Grimes, Shelly Schroder, Tim Grimes, and Robin Grimes. Interment will be (was) in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomington, Nebraska.
Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska, was in charge of services.