|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1923|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2009|
El Paso County
Published in The (Colorado Springs) Gazette:
William Aale Alaniva was born in Lead, SD; on March 12, 1923, to Aale and Lillian Alaniva. He graduated from Helena High School in 1941.
After high school he received a football scholarship in football to the South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, SD. He served in WWII as a member of OSS (Office of Strategic Services) in southern Burma.
He was married to Jewell Titus on October 8, 1944, in Gulf Port, Mississippi. The couple moved to Colorado Springs in 1958. There he was a real estate broker for 37 years. They were members of Circle Drive Baptist Church for 25 years.
He was a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and very active in church affairs. Since 2003 they have been faithful attendees of Woodmen Valley Chapel.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, on January 26, 2009.
He is survived by five children, Lynne Wilson and her husband Nick of San Antonio, TX; Karen VanWagenen and her husband George of Colorado Springs, CO; Doug Alaniva and his wife Sue of Homer, AK; Patricia Kautz and her husband Dr. Bruce Kautz of Colorado Springs, CO; and John Alaniva and his wife Maureen of San Antonio, TX; as well as 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Bill accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1949. He loved and followed Jesus Christ the rest of his earthly life. He was an adventurer, exceptional husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, neighbor and Bible teacher. Bill always had a great sense of humor and will be missed by everyone.
Visitation on Thursday March 5th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Service 11:00 a.m. will on Friday March 6th at Memorial Gardens
Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum
El Paso County
Created by: Andrena's Daughter
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
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