Alvin Carlstad, the eldest son of Hans and Otilie (Gravdahl) Carlstad, was born September 27, 1919 in Gull Lake SK. He had 6 siblings. During the Depression years the family moved to Gwynne AB, (in the county of Wetaskiwin). Alvin and his brother, Jenning, served in WW II. Alvin enlisted in 1941 until 1946, and was posted in Germany, Holland, and Britain. Jenning died in 1943, and the following year his family moved again, to Valhalla Centre. Alvin married Mildred Christianson and they settled in Valhalla. They raised 6 children: Inez, Brenda, Joann, Harley, Merilyn, and Lorraine. Alvin passed away at age 69 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton AB on March 8, 1989. His ashes were buried at the Valhalla Cemetery.
Source: Pioneer Round-Up pp. 470-471
AGS website: Obituary Index