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Joseph C.P. Alvarez

September 14, 1931 — March 2, 2023

Fordyce, NE

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Joseph C. P. Alvarez age 91 of Fordyce, NE died on Thursday, March 02, 2023 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist cemetery in Fordyce. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

You may watch a livestream of the funeral at www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live

Pallbearers will be Daniel Wiebelhaus Jr., Benjamin Wiebelhaus, Debby Slahck, Tony Vogt, Jeanine Empfield, Nancy Babe.

Joseph Cruz Paul was born on September 14, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa to Benjamin and Sylvia (Padilla) Alvarez.  He grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and went to St. Joseph grade school in Sioux City and then graduated from Trinity High School in Sioux City.  Joseph had a career in the U. S. Air force serving his country from 9/21/1950 to 2/28/1971 working as a computer systems specialist.  Joe retired from the Airforce and then went to Omaha and attended the University of Nebraska Omaha for four years.  Joe married Heather Redmill on February 19, 1959 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  He moved to Fordyce, NE in the early 1980’s in order to care for his mother Sylvia.  Joseph volunteered at West Catholic Elementary in Fordyce teaching a computer class.  Joe loved to read, work on computers, photography, smoking cigars, and feeding the birds and squirrels.  Joe also collected stamps from all over the world. Joe had a big heart and will be missed greatly.

Joseph is survived by two sisters, Mary Wiebelhaus of Fordyce, NE, Ramona Vogt of Lenexa, KS; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and an adopted son Christopher Alvarez of England; grandson Stephen Cruz Alvarez.

He was preceded in death by his wife Heather; parents Benjamin and Sylvia Alvarez; two brothers Trino and Jesse Alvarez; niece Francine Wolff; nephews John Wiebelhaus and Larry Lee Vogt; brothers-in-law Daniel Wiebelhaus and Larry Vogt, sister-in-law Shirley Alvarez.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, March 6, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

311 Omaha St, Fordyce, NE 68736

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Prayer Service

Monday, March 6, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

311 Omaha St, Fordyce, NE 68736

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Mass

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

311 Omaha St, Fordyce, NE 68736

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