Alvera Hyson Obituary

Alvera M. Hyson
Alvera M. Hyson
Alvera M. Hyson

October 16, 1919 - April 7, 2012
Born in Granger, Iowa
Resided in Highland, IL
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Alvera Hyson, (nee Padavic), age 92 of Highland, IL, born on October 16, 1919, in Granger, IA, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Perry, Iowa and Assumption Catholic Church, Granger, Iowa.

Born and reared on a farm at Granger, Iowa; at age 16, her mother died and she reared the family. She moved to Highland, IL in 2005. After high school, she became a licensed beautician then was a homemaker, and later took care of her father and other family. She was a great cook; every Saturday morning, the family gathered at her home. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers. She and her husband rode a Honda Gold Wing and a Kawasaki Voyager and traveled all over the United States on their motorcycle and in their motor home.

Surviving are three daughters: Vicki A. (Thomas) Deuser, Highland, IL, Linda M. (Robert) Nicolls, Indianola, IA, and Nancy L. (John) Melander, Buffalo Grove, IL; two sisters, Mary Milliken, Iowa Falls, IA and Matilda Ross, Perry, IA; six grandchildren: Brianne N. Deuser, Highland, IL, Pamela Powell, Des Moines, IA, Anthony Powell, Des Moines, IA, Mark Melander, Front Royal, VA, Kate (Jeremy) Baker, Sturgis, KY, and Kristen Melander, De Kalb, IL; four great grandchildren: Mykayla Powell, Des Moines, IA, Miajo Sears, Des Moines, IA, Lilly Melander, Front Royal, VA, and Ava Baker (due in June 2012), Sturgis, KY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stan and Milka M. Padavic (nee Kruzic); husband, Marvin L. Hyson; brother, John Padavic; four sisters: Olga Polish, Anne Riggen, Josephine Carroll, and Frances Daugherty.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL, ( and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on Monday, April 16, 2012, at Iles Funeral Home-Brandt Woodward Chapel in Woodward, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Iles Funeral Home-Brandt Woodward Chapel in Woodward, IA. Interment will be at Beaver Cemetery, Granger, IA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association; Heartland Hospice or Hitz Home.





Brandt Woodward
312 Walnut Avenue
Woodward, IA US 50276
Monday, April 16, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Brandt Woodward Funeral Home
312 Walnut Avenue
Woodward, IA US 50276
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
10:00 AM
Beaver Catholic Cemetery
Granger, IA US 50109
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
11:15 AM


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Avenue, #1700
Chicago, IL US 60601-7633