Alvin  Simonson

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Alvin E. Simonson, age 85, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his home in North Mankato. He was born March 2, 1934, in Albert Lea, MN. his parents were Alvin E. Simonson, Sr. and Alma (Jepson) Simonson. Al graduated from Albert Lea High School. He attended Luther College, served in the U.S .Army, 513th Guided Missile Battalion, then continued his education at MSU, where he received a degree in Business Administration. He worked at Babcock Stone Company. Later he was a Coordinator of the Mine Health and Safety Program at South Central College. Al married Eunice Neve in 1961. They have three children: Tony Simonson and his wife Rita, Marnie and her husband Tom Knapp, Jeni and her husband Mark Graves; four grandchildren: Andrew, Melanie, Xander and Cade; and three great grand-children, Harper, Payton, and Carson. Al was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Simonson.

Al was an avid golfer. He enjoyed all spectator sports, playing ping pong, and tent-camping with his family in National Parks. After retiring, Al volunteered at ECHO Food Shelf as well as at the Connections Sheltering Program. His funeral will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 11:00 on Monday, July 15th. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 10:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to LLS (the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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Published on July 11, 2019
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gene klingbeil
Jul 13, 2019
Si was my wife Kris' Uncle. She thought a great deal of him and his caring, loving personality. She talked about Uncle Si and how they all looked up to him when they were young and the places he took them to. I have wonderful memories off he and my father-in -law Lloyd meeting up years ago a few times to go to go to Gopher Football games in old memorial Stadium and to the Quarterback Club in Savage for lunch. I was so thrilled to go with them.. Si tried hard to teach me to golf, but it was .a losing cause...
Rejoice with the Lord, Si! You were loved and respected by so many of us!
W. Ben Hart,CMSP
Jul 12, 2019
Eunice and Family: My sincerest condolences for our loss. "Uncle" Al was one of my mentors when I joined the MSHA State Grant family in 1988. I cherish the time we spent together at TRAM and the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. May God Bless and Keep You.
MEMORIES BALANCE THE PAIN OF LOSS!
William Borchardt
Jul 12, 2019
SO MANY MEMORIES TO SHARE. ON BEHALF OF BETTY AND MYSELF, WE APPRECIATED THE VISITS FROM YOU AND SI DURING HER TIMES IN THE NURSING HOMES. I USED TO PLAY GOLF WITH SI AT MINNEOPA MANY YEARS BACK BUT STILL REMEMBER THOSE TIMES. OUR MANY YEARS OF BEING NEIGHBORS WERE ALWAYS ENJOYABLE AS OUR KIDS ALL GREW UP TOGETHER. HE WILL BE MISSED.
Cotton Jarrell
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Al's passing. My prayers to his family
Lloyd Meyer
Jul 11, 2019
Uncle Si and Aunt Eunice - you came to everything for your niece's and nephews, You drove many miles to make it to confirmations, wedding, graduations, even into the next generation events. What a treat it was to stay at your house growing up, you hosted Meyer's for weeks I'm sure. You both were the best role models for us. I'm so thankful a bunch of us stopped the day of the wedding, a lasting memory of one last visit. He will be missed!
Steve Meyer
Jul 11, 2019
Si was the grandest of uncles a nephew could ever have...! He and my Aunt Eunice were a significant part of my life and that of my siblings for MANY years. How I loved both him and my aunt...! I will cherish the many memories I have of him, including the morning we had breakfast together on Fisherman’s Wharf when he was in San Francisco on business. It was special because of the saltiness in the air that one can only experience together when on the San Francisco Bay. It was a treasured memory, indeed...! Rest In Peace, my dear uncle. I look forward to the day when we can stand before each other once again... ♥️