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Alvin Virgil Claus, 93, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his home near Moreland where he had made his home since 1957.

Alvin was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Lewisville, to the late Gilbert and Esther (Christman) Claus, and was a 1948 graduate of Lewisville High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and came home and married the former Clara J. Bright on Dec. 10, 1955. Clara preceded him in death on June 15, 2020. Alvin retired from the Wooster Brush in 1990 and was a member of the Moreland United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, working in the garden and tending to his fruit trees. Alvin always had a smile and he will be missed.

Surviving are his children and their spouses, Debbie and Doug Snell and Dennis and Sandy Claus, of Wooster; grandchildren, Walker and his wife Tyler Claus, Jarrod and his wife Meghan Snell and Jessica Snell; great-grand children, Hunter, Aiden, Ellie and Milah Snell and soon to arrive Brynlee and Layten Claus; a sister, Vivian Paulas, of Woodsfield and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara, grandchildren, Nick Claus and Cassandra and Christina Snell and a sister, Virginia Wilhelm.

Services were held Monday, June 7, 2021 at Moreland United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. Burial followed at Moreland Cemetery.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Moreland United Methodist Church, 138 E. Moreland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.