Posted Online: Dec. 13, 2012, 6:17 pm

Alvin Classen

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Alvin "Al" Classen, 69, Burlington, Iowa, died Dec. 13, 2012, at Great River Hospice, West Burlington, Iowa.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran, Burlington. Private burial is at Hamlet Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Monday at Thielen, Burlington.
He was born Aug. 26, 1943, to Frank and Anna Classen. His foster parents were Robert and Myrtle Geertz. He married Marjorie Seiver June 18, 1966.
Surviving are wife; children, Mary Bisenius, Johnston, Iowa, Douglas, Burlington, Chris, Dallas City, Ill., Nathan, Keokuk, Iowa; three grandchildren; siblings, Charles Geertz, Chuck Classen, Joe Geertz, Vi Kemmerer, Carolyn Yeater.