Alvin Francis Heier, age 89, passed away January 15, 2023.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 A.M. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1321 Braman Ave, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held 5-7:00 P.M., Sunday, Jan. 22, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. A vigil/prayer service starting at 7:00 P.M.
Burial will take place in the Spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.
He was born on May 13, 1933, in Hague, ND, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Zahn) Heier, the only son in a family of 7. On June 25, 1953, he married Rose Berger and they had three sons, Terry, Tim and Philip.
Alvin had a strong work ethic. He worked for Igoe Construction, building bridges during the construction of the Interstate system. He also worked with his father building many homes around Bismarck, including three homes his family lived in over the years. In 1969, Alvin and his sister-in-law, Barbara, founded A&B Pizza restaurant, with the first location located on Highway 83 North. He also opened Wheel-A-While roller skating rink in 1974 in Bismarck. Zachmeier Well Drilling was his most recent place of employment, where he was a master welder, building and constructing boat docks and a variety of different metal buildings.
Alvin loved riding motorcycles. He was never afraid to tackle tough projects, teaching his sons and nephews the “how-tos” along the way. Spending time with his family at their lake cabin was one of his favorite things to do and he left them with many memories of him playing the accordion and harmonica.
Alvin is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rose; children, Terry, Tim (Barb), and Philip; granddaughter, Kayla (Christian) Rose; sisters, Delphina Mittlestadt, Bismarck, Charlotte Benfiet, Portland, OR, Alvina Voegele, Seattle, WA, Jane Anderson, Bismarck, Carol Pfau, Portland OR, and Suzy Grubb, Lakeland, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews.