Alvin M. Ankerson

July 26, 1949 ‒ October 27, 2018

Lewis Center, Ohio

Alvin Maurice Ankerson, 69, of Lewis Center passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his residence, after an extended battle with cancer.

He was born July 26, 1949 in Wasau, Wisconsin the son of Erving & Shirley Riewstahl. Alvin was later given up for adoption by his birth parents, and would later find a loving home and be adopted by Norman & Naomi Ankerson.

Alvin worked in the shipping and receiving department of Stanley Steamer for over 17 years. He also found joy in working as a game operator for the local fairs during the summer months.

Left to cherish his memory are Wife of 26 years Priscilla Elaine (Evans) Ankerson; son Alvin “Al” Ankerson Jr., daughters Amy Hanson, Amy Washburn, and Tammy Shoup; step-sons Kenneth and Gary Shumaker; step- daughter Janie Speakman; numerous grandchildren; sisters May Smith, Marion Miller, Lynn Martin, and Irene Bublotz; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his biological parents, and adoptive parents, step- son Gregory Shumaker.

In his spare time Alvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards. Alvin was sometimes a stubborn and outspoken individual, but he will be missed by all those that knew him.

A memorial service celebrating Alvin’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards the Delaware County Humane Society 4920 OH-37, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements entrusted to Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center

  • I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • My condolences to the family and all who loved Alvin. The seeming finality of death is what makes it especially difficult. But we can have confidence that God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. (Job 14:14,15) His Word, the Bible, gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

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