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Alvin "Sonny" Joyce Erven
- Name: Alvin "Sonny" Joyce Erven
- Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: July 19, 1927
- Date of Death: May 1, 1996 (68 years old)
- Parents: Albert Erven and Bertha (Phillips) Erven
- High School and Class: attended school in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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- Branch: Navy
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Alvin made a career in the United States Navy.
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World War II
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Following his retirement from the armed services, Alvin returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
Preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, in 1991, and a son, Robin, in 1980, he is survived by a son, Eric; a daughter, Debbie Fox; his mother, Bertha Erven; three sisters, Elberta Steckman, Ruth Ann Brunetta, and Dianne Mumm; two brothers, Roy and Terry; and four grandchildren.
Alvin died at his home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-12-03)
Note: Find a Grave information has the spelling of his first name as Elvin.
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