Alvin “Al” C. Lalim, 86, Sartell
September 30, 1930 - May 27, 2017
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Country Manor Chapel, Sartell for Alvin “Al” C. Lalim, 86 of Sartell, who passed away on Saturday at Country Manor Health Care and Retirement Center. Chaplain Jeb Reiter will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Friends and relatives may visit from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the chapel on Friday morning.
Alvin was born on September 30, 1930 in Wang Township, Maynard, Minnesota to Bert and Sara “Christena” (Brekken) Lalim. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. Al married Patricia Krause on August 16, 1957 and they later divorced. He worked as an engineer for Xcel for 32 years. Al 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. Al 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. Al 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 whole-heartedly. 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, FL 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; eleven 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.