The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Star First Ward LDS Chapel, 484 S. Main St.
A viewing will be at the church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and again from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday before the funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by Zeyer Funeral Chapel in Nampa.
Last Saturday, the day of the crash, 5-year-old Alvin Strauss and his family were on their way to pick up a late birthday present from his favorite cousin, according to an obituary in the Idaho Statesman. His sister, Lorna Marie Strauss, 7, also was hospitalized after the crash; her condition hasnt been made public.
Alvin is survived by his parents, Daniel Ray Strauss and Linda Marie (Higginson) Strauss; a brother, Kalel; and sister, Lorna.
He always volunteered to give a prayer at mealtimes and at night with the family before they went to bed, the obituary says. He would not let us forget what matters most. His example of pure love has touched thousands of lives and will continue to influence our choices as we look forward to being reunited with him for eternity.
Donations are being collected in the boys name to aid his family in covering medical expenses; contributions may be made at any Zions Bank.
Alvin died from injuries he suffered in a crash at the intersection of Idaho 16 and Idaho 44. He was inside a Dodge Caravan that was waiting at a stoplight. A Ford Explorer slammed into the rear end of the minivan at highway speeds, police said. Lorna Strauss suffered a lacerated liver in the crash. She was released from the hospital on Tuesday, according to the bishop at the familys church.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the Ford Explorer. The name of the 41-year-old Star woman has not been released.
Katy Moeller: 377-6413