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Alvin Lewis Iten

February 7, 1946 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 74)


Alvin E. Iten, age 74 of Cardington, died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on February 7, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Alvin L. and Grace M. (Blackburn) Iten.

Alvin was a graduate of Wellston High School in Wellston, Missouri. He then went on and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University in Education. Alvin later obtained his master’s degree in Administration from The Ohio State University. He used his higher education to teach for many years, helping sculpt the students he had in class as well as serving a short time as a principal.

Alvin enjoyed gardening and tending to his flowers around the house. He loved spending his free time reading books and was hardly ever seen without a one in hand. Alvin also enjoyed watching baseball and cheering on his St. Louis Cardinals.

Left to cherish his memory are his 2 sons: Bradford Iten and Benjamin (Jaime) Iten of Columbus; 2 sisters: Chloe Lemon and Janice Lyle of South Carolina and 2 grandchildren.

Gompf Funeral Service is honored to have been chosen to assist the Iten family with Alvin’s final wishes. Per Alvin’s wishes, no public services will be held.

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