Alvin Laray Lightfoot (1941-2003)

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Alvin Laray Lightfoot
Lakeview Cemetery
Born: 22 May 1941 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 21 Feb 2003 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Byron Russell Lightfoot
Mother: Nina Mae R. Cease
Siblings: Leona Marie Lightfoot
Alvin Laray Lightfoot
Rhoda Lightfoot
Imelda Lightfoot
Marilyn Lightfoot
Spouse: Susan Garver
Married: 21 Jul 1962 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Amy Lightfoot
Betsy L. Lightfoot
Karen Lightfoot
Nancy Sue Lightfoot


Alvin L. Lightfoot, 61

Alvin L. Lightfoot, 61, of Harbor Springs, died Feb. 21, 2003, at Northern Michigan Hospital.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Stutsmanville Chapel. Pastor Edward Warner will officiate. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.

Alvin was born May 22, 1941, in Petoskey, the son of Byron and Nina (Cease) Lightfoot. He attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated in 1959.

He married the former Susan Garver on July 21, 1961.

From 1961 until 1964, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Arizona. He returned to Harbor Springs and worked as a building contractor for many years.

Alvin is survived by his wife; four daughters, Amy Heminger and her husband, Wayne, of Harbor Springs, Betsy Oberg and her husband, Tony, of Petoskey, Karen Delnick and her husband, Matt, of Houston, Texas, and Nancy Lightfoot and her husband, Daniel "Choppy" Gasco III of Harbor Springs. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ally, Matthew, Jacob, Hayden, Emily, Ben, Tricia, Olivia and Jack; his sisters, Rhoda Ritter and her husband; Roger, of Traverse City, Imelda Hofbauer and her husband, Gerald, of Alanson, Marilyn "Midge" Truman and her husband, Robert, of Harbor Springs. Also surviving are Alvin's mother-and father-in-law, Kenneth and Elizabeth Garver, of Harbor Springs, and brother-and sister-in-law, Ken and Elaine Garver, of Harbor Springs; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Allied EMS, 3407 M-119, Harbor Springs, Mich. 49740, for "new ambulance at Harbor Springs Division."

Arrangements are being made by the Schiller Funeral Home of Harbor Springs.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Lightfoot, Alvin & Garver, Susan
Date of Marriage: 7/21/1962
Liber: 1962
Folio: 73
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Lightfoot, Alvin Laray
Date of Death: 2/21/2003
Liber: 2003
Folio: 81
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Lightfoot, Alvin L.
Age: 61
Born: 5/22/1941
Died: 2/21/1941
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file
Military: Veteran US ARMY