NORMAL - Melvin W. “Pete” Alwes, 93, formerly of Carlock, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the McLean County Nursing Home in Normal.
His memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Otto-Argo-Calvert Memorial Home in Danvers with the Rev. Thomas C. Wirsing officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington or to any charity.
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He was born April 11, 1920, in Carlock, the son of William and Emma Stappenbeck Alwes. He married Ruth King on Sept. 27, 1946, at Danvers. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Mike (Melanie) Alwes, Normal; one daughter, Kathy (Nick) Alwes-Petri, Minonk; four grandchildren, Michael (Mariah) Alwes Jr., Becky Alwes, Marc (Katie) Alwes and James Alwes; four great-grandchildren, Connor Alwes, Lucas Alwes, Leah Alwes and Luke Alwes and one sister, Mabel Reum, Normal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
Pete was a 1938 graduate of Carlock High School. He owned/operated Alwes Electric for 43 years before he retired. Pete was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a life member of Bloomington Elks Lodge No. 281. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling to Mesa, Ariz., to attend spring training games in the late 1980s and early ’90s. He also loved to fish.