SIOUX CITY -- Alvin L. Watson, 79, of Sioux City, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital.
Alvin L. Watson was born Oct. 14, 1924, in North Sioux City, S.D., the son of Harold and Nettie (Bosworth) Watson. He was a graduate of Central High School in Sioux City. On June 1, 1946, he married Clara L. Little in Des Moines. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
Alvin was employed with National Foods for 27 years. Later he owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Le Mars for 12 years. Most recently, he was working at Indian Hills Coast to Coast.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Clara; one daughter, Laurie Birge and her husband, Phil, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and four grandchildren, Noah, Elise, Nathan and Mary Claire Birge.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Merrill Muller of Wesley United Methodist Church of Sioux City, officiating. There will be a private interment in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be today (Monday) from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet friends.
Pallbearers will be Bill Foulk, Jon Foulk, Jim Foulk, Elmer Vondrak, Bill Vondrak and Barry Westoff.
Memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.