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Alvina J. Kaltenbach

Alvina J. Kaltenbach

Alvina J. Kaltenbach, age 89, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Saint Vincent's Home. She was born on November 22, 1930 in Quincy, the daughter of Ray and Hazel (Cray) McClean, Sr. She was reared and educated in the Quincy area, graduating from Quincy High School. She married Earl W. Kaltenbach, Jr. and together they had three children.

Alvina retired at age 82 after serving 40 years as the head of the housekeeping and laundry department at the Quinsippi Nursing Home, Brighton Pavilion Nursing Home, and Sycamore Health Care Center. Alvina cared deeply for the residents and was always looking out for them.

She never learned to drive; she walked to work every day and everywhere she needed to go. She helped raise a couple of her brother's children and was always there to take care of the important things for her loved ones.

Alvina will be lovingly remembered for her tremendous work ethic, her love of J.C. Penney and Kroger's hamburger, her famous chocolate chip cookies, and other tasty treats she made, such as homemade pizza, popcorn, and hamburgers, and her immaculately clean home.

Left to cherish Alvina's memory are her children: Patty (Gary) Brennecka of Polo, Missouri, Tammy Kaltenbach of Quincy, and Mark Kaltenbach of Quincy; six grandchildren: Brittany Leavell, Jason Grandstaff, Josh Grandstaff, Matthew Kaltenbach, Regina Hernandez, and Paula Blevins; and sixteen great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made through www.dukerandhaugh.com.

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From:
Ken&Carol Whaley
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Such a sweet caring lady. RIP Alvena
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Corinne Speegle
quincy, IL
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I will always remember all the great talks , dinners , we had together the whole 10 years I have known you .. Fly with the Angels .. Love , Corinne Speegle and Maverick Speegle - Dasch
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Debbie
Quincy, IL
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I enjoyed caring for Alvina. Each night I worked I would spend a few extra minutes with her. She told me some great stories. I will miss her. RIP my friend
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Kathy,RN
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Alvina back in the 1980's when it was Quinsippi Nursing Home. She was a joy to work with,always so pleasant and friendly. I remember her as being very dependable,dedicated and hard working---proved by how long she had worked there! She cared for the residents with dignity and respect. R.I.P. my friend!