Alvin passed away, Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Wings Home in Allegan.
He was born October 14, 1943 in Wyandotte, MI, the son of Clarence and Alice (Prolo) Sweet. Alvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 1963-1966 where he was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii. Alvin also served in the Army National Guard, Holland post and after ten years of service he retired with a Sergeant First Class rank.
For 35 years he was a custodian for the Otsego Public Schools until his retirement in 2005. Alvin loved riding his bike around town and his goal was to bike 1000 miles every summer. He also enjoyed photography, woodworking and collecting coins. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. On September 30, 1966 in Otsego, he married Nada Nilsen who passed away in 2016.
Surviving are his children, LaRayne Sweet, Genni (Tom) Plyley, Beth (Bob) Randall and John Alvin Dennis Sweet; grandchildren, Patricia (Brandon) McNees, Ryan Goodacre, Tamara Goodacre, Adam Sweet, Devon Plyley, Jenna Collins, Amanda Lawrence, Jordan Kellerman, Dana Plyley, Alexis Schmitt, Xander Sweet and Zane Sweet; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Wanita (Richard) Johnson and Norman Sweet and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter-in-law, Danelle Sweet; son-in-law, Harry W. Try and brothers, Edwin Sweet and Charles Sweet.
Friends may visit with Alvin’s family from 2:00-5:00 PM, Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 6, 2023 with Pastor Maggie Stoken officiating.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.
Contributions in memory of Alvin may be made to the Otsego VFW Post #3030.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.