Alvira Tentinger, 94, of Remsen died Saturday, February 8, 2014, at her home in Remsen, Iowa surrounded by her family.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating and Deacon Rick Roder concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
Alvira was born April 19 1919, at rural Remsen, the daughter of William and Mary (Weiler) Miller. She was raised in Remsen and received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School. Alvira then worked at home on the farm.
On June 21, 1943, she married Melvin “Bob” Tentinger at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Alvira and Bob moved into the house she was born and raised in. They were engaged in farming and feeding cattle for 62 years, Melvin died June 12, 2006. Alvira remained in the home she was born and raised in until her death.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, church guild and past member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Robert "Butch" (Nancy) of Cleghorn, IA, and Jay (Deb) Tentinger of Rosemount, MN; a daughter and her husband, Sharon (Dale) Homan of Remsen; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, Robin (Tony) Jenness and their children, Brett and Dean, Tina Pearson and her children, Cody and Ashley, Heather (Darrin) Johnson and their children, Rebecca, Brittany, Ethan and Beau, Nathan (Abby) Tentinger and their children, Benjamin, Brady and Derek, Chad (Julia) Tentinger and their children, Jeff, Alan, Kristin and Jaci, Nicole Tentinger and Ross Tentinger; two sisters-in-law Elaine Staab, Norma Tentinger both of Remsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three brothers, Elmer (Marie), Sylvester and Lee (Marge) Miller, 2 sisters, Lenore (Ed) Lunders and Martha (Arnie) Feller, a great grandson, Brandon Pearson.
Pallbearers will be Nathan, Chad, Nicole, Ross, Alan Tentinger and Cody Pearson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brett Jenness, Jeff, Kristen and Jaci Tentinger, Ashley Pearson, Rebecca Johnson.