Alvin E. “Pops” Lieser, 79

LieserAlvinWEBAlvin E. “Pops” Lieser, age79 of Melrose, died peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2013 surrounded by his family at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Vince Lieser concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the American Legion Post 101 at 7 p.m. Monday evening.

Alvin Edward Lieser was born April 29, 1934 in Lake Henry, Minnesota to Aloys and Agatha (Fuchs) Lieser. He attended school in Lake Henry until the 8th grade. Alvin served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. On October 6, 1959 he married Marlene Winter at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph.  He was employed at Empire Memorials in Melrose, Kraft in Melrose, as an Independent milk hauler for Kraft and as bus driver for the Sauk Centre School District. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening and planting flowers.

Alvin was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the American Legion Post 101.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Lieser of Melrose; children, Randy (Ginger) Lieser of Powell, WY, Laurie (Scott) Wiehoff of Melrose, Steven (Doris) Lieser of Freeport and Lisa (Greg) Amelsberg of Bellevue, NE; 13 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Alverius (Alma) Lieser of St. Martin, Genevieve “Jenny” (Vernon) Welle of Spring Hill, Leora (Gene) Lesser of Wayzata, Leona (Jim) Spanier of Emmitt, CA and Paul (Judy) Lieser of Spring Lake Park.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; infant brothers, Cyril and Peter Lieser; and brother, Werner Lieser.

Serving as casket bearers will be Brad Wiehoff, Corey Wiehoff, Isaac Lieser, Roger Lesser, Dan Welle and Mark Winter. Cross bearer will be Jordan Amelsberg and scripture bearer will be Courtney Schmitt. Gift bearers will be Kennedi Lieser and Heather Lieser. Readers will be Maggie Lieser and Jenessa Lieser. Petitions will be read by Tony Lieser.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.