Alvin R. Pany, 90

Alvin R. Pany, 90, of New Prague, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. with Father George Grafsky officiating. Burial will be in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Montgomery.

Alvin was born on July 17, 1929, in Montgomery to Herman and Vlasta (Trcka) Pany. Alvin was a graduate of Montgomery High School in 1947 and University of MN for Mortuary Science. Alvin served in Germany at a US Hospital for the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 as an Army Corporal during the Korean War.

Alvin joined his father to work in the funeral and ambulance service, hardware store, furniture store, appliance business and International Harvester farm machine business. They worked together 11 months when his father died at the age of 52.

He also worked in real estate sales, and farming.

Alvin was united in marriage to Geraldine M. Fox on October 14, 1954, at St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Mankato.

Alvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, remodeling buildings, and wintering in Florida. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Gerry Pany of New Prague; children, David Pany of Glendale, CA, Steve Pany of Prior Lake, Andy Pany of New Prague, Jeff Pany of New Prague, and Laura (Terry) Vedder of Rochester; grandchildren, Andrew (Jessica) Vedder and Michael (Charlyn) Vedder; three great-grandchildren, Micah, Mira, and Robby.

Alvin is preceded in death by daughter, Lisa Pany in 1985; parents; and sister Ardyce Rainey.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116.


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