NEW ULM — Alvin Resoft, age 92, of New Ulm, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at the New Ulm Medical Center. He passed on the same date his mother did fifty-two years earlier.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, with Pastor Jeffrey Bovee officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is assisting the family.
To leave an online condolence for the family or to sign the guestbook, go to: www.mvfh.org.
Alvin is survived by his daughter, Joyce Resoft of New Ulm; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nieces and nephews; and an abundance of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Selma in 2015; a son, LeRoy; his parents, Alvin and Elizabeth Resoft; sisters, Delsie Zimmerman and Minnie Buse; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther Orth, Ralph Zimmerman, Arthur Buse, Herbert & Lucille Orth, and Elmer & Elvera Orth; niece, Karen Kay Orth; great nephew, David Orth; and great great niece Madelynne Orth.
Alvin Edwin John Resoft was born on April 27, 1926 in Ridgely Township. He was baptized on May 20, 1927 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ridgely Township, by Pastor Bauer. Alvin was confirmed by Pastor G. Hinnenthal on April 6, 1941 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. His confirmation verse was John 11:25 and 26. “I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die”.
Alvin was raised on the family farm near St. George except for a brief move to California when he was four. His marriage to Selma Orth took place on May 14, 1947 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Essig. Together they farmed on the Resoft farm near St. George until 1966 when they moved to Eyota. Alvin managed the Eyota Grain Elevator there until his retirement in 1991. While in Eyota, Alvin was on the Eyota Fire Department, was a member of the Lion’s Club of Eyota, and served on the Olmsted County Parks Board. In 2009, he moved to New Ulm and resided at Orchard Hills and Oak Hills Assisted Living Centers.
Alvin’s passion was listening and dancing to old time music. He was also an avid reader and spent his retirement refurbishing and building furniture. Blessed be his memory.