Don Alvey, 84, of Columbia City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his home.
Born March 10, 1928, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of John and Bessie (Hanshew) Alvey.
He attended Fort Wayne Schools. He resided in Fort Wayne until moving to Columbia City in 1958.
On July 29, 1977 he married Arola L. Boese at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.
He always worked in Fort Wayne where he was employed at Summit City News and then at Blue Flame Gas Company and in 1982, he retired from Pyrofax.
Survivors include his wife, Arola L. Alvey of Columbia City; son, Steven A. (Rita) Alvey of Fort Wayne; step-daughter, Angie Geiger of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Amanda Jackson of Columbia City; grandson, Cory Alvey of Larwill; three sisters, Janice Adang of Fort Wayne; Susan Mills of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Betty Vondrau of Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren, Relayna and Jace Allen Alvey both of Larwill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Virginia Bristol and brother, George Alvey.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday with retired Lutheran Pastor William Barlow officiating.
Burial will follow at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Alvey to Whitley County Home Health Care & Hospice.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com  to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.