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Alvin Joseph Polries

Alvin Joseph Polries

Alvin Joseph Polries, age 86, of Sykeston, N.D., passed into the arms of the God he loved and believed in on August 20, 2014, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Alvin J. Polries was born August 3, 1928 to Matthew and Elizabeth (Thury) Polries in Sykeston, ND. He attended Johnson Township School in rural Sykeston, N.D. until the eighth grade when he continued to work on the farm full time. Alvin was proud to say that after the fact he went back and completed his GED.

Alvin dedicated his entire life farming the family farm his dad started. His Dad would be proud to know that Alvin's years of dedication turned the humble beginnings into an operation that supported many families over the years and still does today. He married the love of his life, Patsy (Marcotte/Cook) on October 29, 1965. It gave Alvin great joy to take a ride with Patsy to "check the crops" or walk through the feedlot. Alvin enjoyed farming, Ranching, oil exploration, friends and telling jokes.

Alvin had a giving heart and many in the Sykeston community will remember him for the help and support he gave them in times of need.

He is survived by his children whom he loved and provided for: Tom (Toni) Marcotte, Sykeston,ND, Cindy (Wayne) Anderson, Sykeston, ND, Shawn (Janelle) Marcotte, Carrington, ND, Jodee (Greg) Buhr, Eagan, MN, and Rob (Lisa) Marcotte, Sykeston,ND. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his sister, Lorraine Carr; and brother, Donald Polries.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Patsy; sons Brian, Steve and Joey; grandson, Brian; his parents Matthew and Elizabeth Polries; 2 sisters, Eleanor Knight and Evelyn Warren; and brother, Louis Polries.

Visitation: Friday 11AM - 5:30PM, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

Prayer Service: Friday 7PM, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND

Funeral Service: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00AM St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND

Interment: St. Elizabeth's Cemetery, Sykeston, ND

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