Alvin Kuschel

May 7, 1923-Feb. 1, 2018

Alvin Theodore

Kuschel, 94, of Minot,

formerly of Williston,

passed away at the Brook-

dale Senior Living Center

in Minot on Thursday

evening, February 1, 2018,

with his three children at

his side.

In accordance with his

wishes, Cremation has

taken place. There will be

a celebration of his life at

10:30 at Brookdale

Brentmoor in Minot at

10:30 on Monday, Febru-

ary 5. A graveside service

at Riverview Cemetery in

Williston will take place

at 1:00 PM on Tuesday,

February 6, 2018. Rev.

Nicole Martin will offici-


“Big Al” was born in

Hebron, North Dakota,

May 7, 1923 to Theodore

and Ida Kuschel. He at-

tended school in Hebron

and after graduation he

worked on the family


Al was a WW ll veteran

serving in the Navy as an

electricians mate on the

Admiralty Islands in the

South Pacific.

On June 6 1948, Al was

united in marriage to

Charlotte Benfit in Zap,

North Dakota. This mar-

riage was blessed with

three children, Sandra,

David, and Kathleen.

In 1959, Al graduated

from Dickinson State

Teachers College, and be-

gan his teaching career in

Taylor, North Dakota. In

1961 he designed and

built the family home in

Williston, where he re-

tired from his teaching

career in 1981 after Char-

lottes untimely death.

Al married Mary Grim

on January 17, 1986 in

Williston, North Dakota.

They spent 25 great retire-

ment years in Bella Vista,

Arkansas where he en-

joyed golfing and cards

with many his many


In 2010 Al and Mary re-

turned to Williston and

lived at Bethel Home until

Mary’s death in 2012.

Al moved to Brookdale

Senior Living Center in

2012 and enjoyed golfing,

Sunday dinners and cards

with Dave and Kathy’s

family, and socializing

with the other residents.

He was particularly fond

of his card playing friends

at Brookdale and was the

banker and scorekeeper

for the group.

After a stroke in 2015,

he continued to enjoy his

life at Brookdale and was

well loved and cared for

by the staff until his pass-


Dad, you were a gentle

soul and the best father,

grandfather, and


We will carry so many

memories of family vaca-

tions every summer, fre-

quent visits with aunts,

uncles, and cousins and

some of the best card

games played in North


Preceding Alvin in

death were his parents;

his sister, Norma Schaar;

brother, Richard Kuschel;

and his wives, Charlotte

and Mary.

Surviving Alvin are his

three children, Sandra

Fladmo (Terry), Dave

Kuschel (Margaret), and

Kathleen Rylander; seven

grandchildren, Jennifer

Johnson (Travis), Beth

Cochran (Jason), Sara

Fladmo, Amy Fladmo,

Mike Rylander, Chris Ry-

lander (Amanda) and Kay-

la Boys (Nic) along with

five great-grandchildren,

Nikil Alvin Yellepeddi,

Anika Violet Yellepeddi,

Irie Anne Richardson,

Parson Daisy, Rylander

and baby boy Johnson to

be born in June.

Memorials may be

made to Bethel Lutheran


Friends are welcome to

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memories of Alvin or

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