Alvin Edwin Krist
Alvin Edwin Krist
  • December 31, 1935 - December 8, 2017
  • Omaha, Nebraska

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Al was born in Omaha to Edward and Marie Krist and graduated from Benson High School. Al received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1974. Al was a proud veteran of the Omaha Police Department with 34 years of service. He served on Patrol, Training, Detention, Community Services, Property, Research and Planning, and A-shift Duty Staff. He had an additional 7 years of service with the U.S. Marshal Service. Al was a member of Toastmasters, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1, and of the Omaha Police Welfare and Benefit Board. Al was an accomplished traveler whose curiosity and wonder led him to a great number of destinations all over the world. He was an art enthusiast who loved music, especially Dixieland Jazz and Broadway musicals. Al had a passion for history and collecting memorabilia, he was most proud of his expansive beer can compilation. A great admirer of the outdoors, Al enjoyed long camping trips, hiking and fishing with his family. He enjoyed everything that the world had to offer and cherished the simple beauty that was around him. Family and friends fondly think of Al as being a big personality with a kind heart and a handful of jokes ready to tell on a moment's notice. Al was a man who laughed with vigor, listened with compassion, and always left a lasting impression on anyone he would meet. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marie (Scholl) Krist; and brothers, Thomas and his twin Ervin. Survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years; children: Jeffrey (Christi) and Jason; grandchildren Colin, James, Maggie and Elliott; sister Jean Black; best friend Jim Young; numerous nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Thursday, December 14, 5-7pm, with WAKE SERVICE at 7pm, all at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 15, at 11am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the family.