Obituary: Janet K. Alvin

Janet K. Alvin, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.

She was born August 1, 1933 in Park Ridge, IL, the daughter of the late Fred and Lorraine (Shelton) Kennedy. Janet graduated from Maine Township High School in 1951 before attending Carthage College.

On May 25, 1957, she married Arvid A. Alvin in Park Ridge, IL. They enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and a most memorable time spent in Hawaii. Janet worked for H.M. Gousha, a book publishing company in the Chicago area.

Janet was happiest being a mom and raising her family. This was her greatest accomplishment. She loved taking cruises with Arvid, being a voracious reader, and was pleased to have served 15 years as a volunteer at Door County Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Arvid; two sons, Bruce (Sharon) Alvin of Orlando, FL, Kenneth (Carol) Alvin of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Julie Alvin, Andrew (Chelsie) Alvin, Jared and Connor Alvin; one sister, Miriam Schuler of Mary Esther, FL.

There are plans to have a memorial service next summer (2018) in Door County.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Alvin family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Janet may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

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