Obituary Alvin ‘Al’ C. Lalim, 86, of Sartell

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Alvin “Al” C. Lalim, 86


Sept. 30, 1930 – May 27, 2017

Alvin “Al”  C. Lalim, 86, of Sartell, died May 27 in Country Manor Health Care and Retirement Center. His funeral was held June 2 at Country Manor Chapel, Sartell. Chaplain Jeb Reiter officiated and burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.

Alvin was born Sept. 30, 1930 in Wang Township, Maynard, Minnesota to Bert and Sara “Christena” (Brekken) Lalim. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. He married Patricia Krause on Aug. 16, 1957 and they later divorced. Lalim worked as an engineer for Xcel Energy for 32 years. He moved from Glenwood to Sartell after his retirement. He was a member of the Glenwood American Legion Post 187 and the Glenwood VFW Post 3185 for 32 years. He was very involved in the Lions Club, district 5M4 where he served as district governor from 1999-2000. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. Lalim was involved in establishing the Minnesota United Snowmobilers’ Association and was a member of the International Association of Turtles Inc. He enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, golfing, playing cards, bingo, drinking coffee with his buddies and was very social. Whatever his interests were, he participated wholeheartedly. He was always loving, generous and patient; his family came first before anything.

Survivors include his children: Kevin Lalim of St. Cloud, Rusty Lalim-Bresson of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kraig (MaryJo) Lalim of Sartell; siblings, Donna (Darv) Gast of Willmar, Robert (Faye) of Wood Lake, Elmer (Tootie) of Richfield, Joyce (David) Mueller of Echo, Linda Turnquist of La Crescent, Lyle (Connie) of Little Falls, Dale (Di) of Maynard and Mark (Kathy) of Clara City; brother-in-law, Tom Eischens of Willmar; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Clara Kvendru, Bennie Lalim, Ruby Nicholi, Kenny Lalim, Mae Anderson and Darlene Eischens; and granddaughter, Jenny Bresson.

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