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Alvin Michael Dutenhoffer

April 9, 1937 ~ February 4, 2018 (age 80)

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Alvin Michael Dutenhoffer, 80, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor Retirement Community, Aberdeen.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Fr. Mark Lichter as celebrant.

Interment, with military rites, will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, with a liturgical wake service and rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Friends may sign Alvin’s online guestbook and also view his service via the live stream service link at

Alvin Michael Dutenhoffer was born April 9, 1937, to Michael and Theresa (Gisi) Dutenhoffer in Ipswich, SD.  He attended country school until the 8th grade when he started working for local farmers.  

Alvin enlisted in the United States Army on February 5, 1959 and served his country in Korea.  He was released to the Reserves on August 2, 1962 and was honorably discharged on February 4, 1965.  Alvin then returned to Ipswich and started working in the construction industry. 

Alvin married Audrey Greening February 19, 1966, in Aberdeen.  The couple made their home in Aberdeen until 1970, when they built their house and started to build their farm just outside of Aberdeen while raising two children, Colin and Kari.  Alvin started his own construction business, Dutenhoffer Construction, in 1965, where he worked for 36 years.  Alvin was a part of building or remodeling many homes and businesses in Aberdeen and the surrounding area, including Twist Cone and Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary.  When Alvin was not working he enjoyed staying busy on the farm cutting hay, bailing, and taking care of his Hereford cows.  Alvin retired from construction in 2002 and in 2016 they moved into Aberdeen.  Audrey passed away in July of 2017.

Alvin and Audrey loved dancing and playing cards.  They would always enjoy visiting with their family and grandkids. Alvin took pleasure in traveling and hosting parties, especially his annual Christmas party.  Alvin was an early member of the Elks, VFW, Legion, Knights of Columbus, and Moose clubs.  Alvin and Audrey were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen.   

Alvin is survived by his son, Colin (Denise) Dutenhoffer of Aberdeen; daughter, Kari (Garrett) Hartwell of Aberdeen; five grandchildren: Ashlinn, Rayven, Cooper, Parker, and Joeseph; sisters, Deloris Fischer of Orland Park, Ill, and Mary (Jerry) Martin of Aberdeen; and four brothers: Don (Karen) Dutenhoffer of Missoula, MT, Marvin (Diane) Dutenhoffer of Aberdeen, Delbert (Pam) Dutenhoffer of Aberdeen and Les (Della) Dutenhoffer of Ipswich, SD.

Preceding Alvin in death are his wife, parents, infant granddaughter, and three brothers: Mike, Tim, and Arlin Dutenhoffer.

Memorials are preferred to the Aberdeen Catholic Foundation, 202 South Main St – Suite 314, Aberdeen, SD.


Donations may be made to:

Aberdeen Catholic Foundation/Roncalli Teacher Endowment
202 S. Main St. Suite 314, Aberdeen SD 57401
Tel: 1-605-218-0072

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