Alfred R. ‘Alfie’ Mayer — Plainview

PLAINVIEW — The funeral Mass for Alfred R. "Alfie" Mayer will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church in Plainview, with the Rev. Thien Nguyen officiating. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Eyota.

Mr. Mayer, 87, died Wednesday (Feb. 4, 2009) at St. Isidore Health Center of Greenwood Prairie in Plainview, where he had been a patient for several days.

He was born March 21, 1921, in Elba, Winona County. He grew up and attended school in Elba, worked on various farms, then joined the Marine Corps and served during World War II. Upon his discharge, he married Phyllis Ketchum in 1946. They farmed north of Dover. His wife died in 1972.

In 1982 he married Rachel Houghton in Plainview. Mr. Mayer also retired in 1982, and the couple made their home in Plainview. He was a member of St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, and enjoyed dancing and visiting with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; three sons, Keith (Jeanne) of Eyota, Curt (Reine) of Stewartville and Chad of Lino Lakes, Minn.; two daughters, Cheryl (Marc) Olson of Lakeville, Minn., and Kay (Brent) Ihrke of Dover; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and a brother, John.


Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour before the service Monday at the church.

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