Mary Alvina Kufeldt

Nov. 22, 1926 – Jan. 16, 2020

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – Mary Alvina Kufeldt, 93, of Scottsbluff and former Torrington resident, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.

Alvina was born Nov. 22, 1926, one of 14 siblings, to Jake and Mary Yakel. She married Ted Kufeldt on March 2, 1947, and they made their home in both Torrington and Scottsbluff, where she taught Sunday school and was active in group baking projects with her sisters, providing baked goods for funerals and church events. She was also an employee of Holly Sugar from 1993 till retirement.

To this marriage, three children survive her: Eric (Kathy) Kufeldt of Centennial, Colo., Tamara (Craig) Exley of Torrington and Lisha (Allen) Garhart of Ft. Laramie. Seven grandchildren: Joel (Molly) Kufeldt of Centennial, three children, Trinady, Brady and Cody. Kevin (Rachel) Kufeldt of Olathe, Kan., two children Aubrey and Drake. Travis (Stephanie) Fegler of Casper, four children Ryann, Matthew, Myrna and G.T. Thomas (Stacie) Fegler of El Mirage Arizona, children Preston and Hagen. Trisha (Nate) Hobbs of Cheyenne. Amanda (Chris) Huffer of Wheatland, two children Austin and Ashlynn. Jessica Garhart/Fritzler (Josh) of Lingle, children Shelby, Madison, Isabella and Riley.

 Alvina was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ted, four sons - Tim, Ty, Thad and Tom, 10 sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brother, William “Dick” Yakel of Scottsbluff and sister-in-law Ruby Yakel of Montana.

Arrangements are by Bridgman Funeral Home, 2104 Broadway, Scottsbluff and visitation will be at the Bridgman Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff, 4109 5th Avenue, on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow at Zion Evangelical Church, 3617 5th Avenue, Scottsbluff and all are invited.

Memorial donations can be made in her name to Zion Evangelical Church. Online condolences may be left at

Der Frieden sei mit dir (Peace Be with You)


More In Obituaries