Alvin Lee Wooster Sr., age 52, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Monday evening June 1, 2009, in Fawn River Township due to injuries sustained in an automobile bicyclist accident.
He was born Sept. 23, 1956, in LaGrange, Ind., a son to Nelson and Mary Lou (Shank) Wooster.
Al was a LaGrange, Ind., and Sturgis, Mich., area resident his whole life and attended Sturgis High School with the class of 1974.
He was a welder by trade and worked with his father at NW Welding in Sturgis.
Al loved fishing, woodworking, camping, and crafts and in the last year had truly enjoyed building bird houses.
He is survived by two daughters, Angela (Cory) Patterson and Amanda Boughton, both of Sturgis; three sons, Jeremy (Amanda) Wooster and Joshua Wooster, both of Kalamazoo and Alvin Wooster Jr. of South Bend, Ind.; four grandchildren, Anthony, Grant, Sierra and Adam; father, Nelson Wooster of Sturgis; three sisters, Jackie (Bill) Brown of Gaylord, Debra Bradley of Tallahassee, Fla., and Vicky (Michael) Howell of Goshen, Ind.; one brother, Scott Wooster of Carlsbad, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
His mothers, Mary Lou Wooster and Caroline Wooster; and one brother, Walter Wooster, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 where the funeral service celebrating the life of Alvin Wooster, Sr. will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Barry Sommerfield of the Celebration Community Church of Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Woodland Cemetery in Wolcottville, Ind.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Alvin’s memory consider A.A. World Services, Inc., P.O. Box 459, New York, NY 10163. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.
My name is Amanda and i’m Alvin’s youngest child. I just want to thank everyone for their prayers and hopes that went out to my father and my family. My dad was a wonderul guy and would help anyone in need. I know he is now with his mothers and his brother, his best friend. I love you Dad, I’ll meet you again in Heaven.