Alf, Marion L. (Holmes)


Marion L. (Holmes) Alf was born on July 12, 1925, in Eau Claire, Wis., and went to heaven on November 30, 2015. She was 90 years old.

She graduated from Elk Mound High School, in Elk Mound, Wis., in 1944. In 1949, Marion married Richard Alf, and they remained married until her death.

She and Richard moved to Winona, Minn., in 1956, and were the owners of Alf Photography for many years. They were also one of the founding owners of Wincraft, Inc. Marion also owned and managed Abundant Life Center, a Christian book and natural food store located in Winona.

In 1973, she surrendered her Life to Jesus Christ and her life’s emphasis changed to serving the Lord through studying and teaching the Bible. Marion graduated from The Institute of Ministry and received her ministerial license.

In 2000, Richard and Marion moved to Southern California to retire and enjoy the sunshine.

Marion was the mother of three children, Thomas (Debra) of Robbinsdale, Minn., Nancy (Ron) of Westminster, Calif., and Daniel of Long Beach, Calif. Marion and Richard were also foster parents to Beverly Heftman of Winona. Marion has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

There was a gravesite service on December 9 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Please join us in remembering Marion by visiting our Memorial at Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.

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