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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Alvin Pahlke

Alvin Pahlke
Son of Gustav and Caroline Gerber Pahlke
Born: Jan 1, 1888
Died: Mar 12, 1965

Married: Caroline Koch on Sept 22, 1916

Barrington Review March 1965

Funeral services for Alvin F. Pahlke, 77, of 507 Grove Avenue, Barrington, were held at 1:30 pm, Monday at the Stirlen Pieper Funeral Home, 149 W. Main Street.

The Rev. John A. Gerber, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Pahlke died Friday at the Plum Grove Nursing Home at Palatine where he was admitted three weeks before. Previously he was confined t Sherman Hospital since suffering a stroke on January 5, at his home.

A lifelong resident of this community, Mr. Pahlke was born January 1, 1888 in Palatine township, on a farm which is now part of Hillcrest Acres. He was the son of Gustav and Caroline Gerber Pahlke. He married Caroline Koch in 1916 and the couple established their home in Barrington. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1939.

After being in the painting business for a number of years, Mr. Pahlke started to operate the Barrington Yellow Cab service in 1943. Following retiring eight years ago, he worked in the maintenance department of the Barrington Transportation Company which is owned by his son, Alfred Pahlke who with his family share the Grove Avenue home.

Mr. Pahlke was a member of St. Paul's Church.

Alvin Pahlke with his son Alfred Pahlke

Items of Interest from the local papers about Alvin Pahlke

Barrington Review - October 2, 1919 pg 1

A. F. Pahlke will give a dance at Catlow's hall on Friday evening, October 10th. Music will be furnished by Mr. Pahlke's orchestra, and dance tickets will be 68 cents, plus 8 cents war tax. Ladies are admitted free, with the exception of an 8 cent war tax. The charge for spectators is 31 cents, war tax 8 cents.

Barrington Review - October 15, 1919 pg 8

Alvin F. Pahlke was in Chicago this week and purchased some new instruments
for his orchestra and some of the latest music, and the orchestra is now ready to accept engagements. Phone 46-M, Barrington, IL - Adv.

Cook County Herald - Friday October 13, 1922 pg 1
Graver Haulers' Dance

The Palatine Gravel Haulers will hold their Grand Old Time dance, Seip's Auditorium, Palatine, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 14. Music by Pahlke & Freeman Orchestra. Tickets: Gents: 30¢, Ladies 23¢. Everybody welcome.

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