Alvin Emil Zastrow, 86, of Buffalo City, WI. passed on January 30, 2023 at Saint Mary Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Alvin was born on February 25, 1936 in Arcadia, Wisconsin: the son of Arthur SR and Louise (Koening) Zastrow. He joined the Army and received his GED while serving as a construction equipment operator. During his time in the Army, he formed and played in an "Old Time Band." After returning from the Army, he worked for Howard Reedy as a Heavy Equipment Operator and served as a Police Officer until he became the Chief of Police. He also enjoyed working as a 'Gun Smith' and Drummer for the "Rhythm" Playboys for 65 Years. He also served as an Arcadia Fireman and worked as a EMT for the Arcadia Ambulance Service. During his career, he worked for Wilber Lime, the Town of Glencoe and drove Semi to haul grain for local farmers.
Alvin was united in marriage to Judith Theresa Woyczik at Arcadia OPLH Church on May 3, 1962. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, and visiting his favorite watering places. He was known as a peaceful man willing to help anyone in need; and he had an awesome sense of humor. Alvin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Judy Zastrow. His sons, David Zastrow, Tim (Paula) Zastrow, and Tom (Tammy) Zastrow, and Steve Zastrow. His daughters, Donna (Randy) Ekern and Sandy (Doug) Wolfe and 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren and his brother, Melvin Zastrow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Doris Rolling, and Marion Mueller and brother Arthur Zastrow. The family would like to express their gratitude to the ICU Staff at St. Mary's of Rochester, Minnesota.
A Visitation will be at Talbot Family Funeral Home in Alma, Wisconsin at 3:00 to 7:00PM on Friday March 31, 2023. A Committal Service with Full Military Honors will be at the Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery in Arcadia, WI on April 1, 2023 at 10:00AM. A Celebration of Alvin's life will continue following the burial at the Silver Moon in Alma beginning at noon. The family asks please in lieu of flowers, that all memorials be made to Judy Zastrow.