Alvin Leroy Faust “Junior” and “Papa”
Alvin Leroy Faust “Junior” and “Papa”, 66, of Britton passed away suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Herrick Medical Center.
Alvin was born at his family farm on Laberdee Road in Britton on June 16, 1943. He is the son of Alvin and Emily (Griewahn) Faust. On Nov. 21, 1964, he married Linda Lou DeJonghe of Ridgeway and she preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2007.
Alvin attended Blissfield High School until he began working for General Motors, Willow Run, at the age of 18 until he retired. Alvin was a lifelong farmer and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family gatherings at the lake, giving rides in his gator, and camping with his family. Alvin was a strong supporter of buying American and supporting the American worker. One of Alvin’s fondest desires was to have his family farm reach centennial status in just six years. We’ll miss Papa but now he is with Mimi, all of his John Deere tractors will start without needing “special” modifications, he’ll have Strohs beer that is always cold, and an eternal supply of hot sauce.
Alvin was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Charles Faust; and brother-in-law, Edwin Hansen. He is survived by his son, Jeff Faust of Crystal Lake, Ill., and his two daughters, Leah (Tom) Bilan and their sons, Justin and Luke of Monroe, and Jody Faust and sons, Jacob and Austin of Stockbridge. Also surviving are Alvin’s siblings, Doris Hansen of Albion and Donald Faust of Manitou Beach.
Visitation will be at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh with the Rev. Father Daniel Wheeler as Celebrant. He will lie in state at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Rite of Committal to follow at Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to use according to their wishes. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com