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 Alvin Straight

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Alvin Straight Famous memorial

Birth
Scobey, Daniels County, Montana, USA
Death
9 Nov 1996 (aged 76)
Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
9303 View Source

Folk Legend. In 1994, he drove his 1966 John Deere riding lawmower across Iowa and part of Wisconsin 240 miles to visit his ailing, estranged brother. His story was portrayed in the David Lynch film 'The Straight Story'. His funeral procession was accompanied by a lawn mower similar to the one he was known for riding.

Folk Legend. In 1994, he drove his 1966 John Deere riding lawmower across Iowa and part of Wisconsin 240 miles to visit his ailing, estranged brother. His story was portrayed in the David Lynch film 'The Straight Story'. His funeral procession was accompanied by a lawn mower similar to the one he was known for riding.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 17 May 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9303
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9303/alvin-straight: accessed ), memorial page for Alvin Straight (17 Oct 1920–9 Nov 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9303, citing Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.