Alvin F. Tschudy

Alvin F. Tschudy, age 73 of Monroe, died Saturday, April 27, 2019. He was born on December 28, 1945 in Monroe, the son of Emil and Martha (Grether) Tschudy.

He graduated from Monroe High School. Alvin was a lifelong farmer who was committed to conserving the soil. He also worked at Environmental & Foundation Drilling in Waunakee and Kuhn Night in Brodhead. Alvin was a devoted Christian who had a strong faith and shared it with many. He was an active member of Clarno Zion United Methodist Church, the Community Antique Tractor Pullers, Green County Forestry Center, Richland Creek Watershed, and a volunteer for Family Promise. Alvin was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Al enjoyed hunting and tractor pulling; but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughters: Dawn (Kirk) Oliver of Albany and Debbie (Shawn) Bondele of Freeport; grandchildren: Travis and Kirsten Oliver and Allison and Kristina Bondele; brother, Herman (Debbie) Tschudy of Prairie du Sac; and many lifetime friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Monroe United Methodist Church, where Pastor Inwha Shon officiated. A visitation was held Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.

As written by former CATP secretary Mike Hawkey:

The CATP has had a week we would all would like to do over. I was informed and am saddened to let everyone know of the passing of our great friend Alvin Tschudy. The words are never enough to say what a great man Alvin was; the first to lend a hand or be there to help the one guy that was beyond grateful when help was given back to him. My favorite memory of Alvin was going to Iowa and his tractor blowing a head gasket as he backed it off the trailer in Iowa. Alvin was disappointed but he didn’t want any of us to worry about him or his tractor. Well we don’t listen so we all jumped to action after finding a torque wrench that came over on the Mayflower and we had Alvin back in action. He said thank you too many times; it’s just what we do for our pulling family. Alvin loved to talk to the fellow pullers and always had a smiling face. He was a great guy, towering 10 foot tall you could always spot Alvin smiling and having a great time. I know that he has found Frank and they are up there talking about Farmalls and tractor pulling.