Elden “Al” Sievert, of Grasston, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was 78 years old.
A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Hope Lutheran Chruch of Grasston with Rev. Herman Bakker presiding. Luncheon will follow at 2p.m. at church after the service.
VISITATION will be 2 hours prior from 11am-1pm at the church
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to a charity of your choice
Elden “Al” Edward Sievert, of Grasston, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. He was 78 years old.
Al was born on May 19, 1931 in Ree Heights, South Dakota to parents Walter and Sophia (Prins) Sievert. As a young child, the family moved to a farm north of Cloverdale, Minnesota where he attended school in Sandstone.
He then went on to work at a steel plant in Illinois and on the iron ore boats on the Great Lakes until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1953. Al served during the Korean War until his discharge in 1954.
Elden returned home to Minnesota, but soon travel to California to find work. On November 6, 1954, he was united in marriage to Constance Schmidt in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple lived in California for two years while Al completed his machinist schooling.
Al and Connie return to Minnesota, and lived in the twin cities area while Al worked for General Mills as a machinist. They then moved to a farm near Henriette, and purchased the Henriette Liquor Bar, which together, they ran for 3 years until Al return to working as a machinist at Basic Industries for the next 17 years. He then joined Jim Swanson, long time friend and owner of Ideal Industries in Princeton, where he continued to work until his retirement in 1991.
He loved deer hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Al was always willing to help out a friend with any project from cutting wood to building a house. He was a member of the Braham VFW. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Al is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John Sievert and Donald Sievert, and sister Esther Harth.
He is survived by his loving wife Connie of 55 years, mother-in-law Edith Schmidt of Cambridge, brother: Charles (Donna) Sievert of Finlayson; sisters: Maryann Williams of Pine City and Jane Purdy of North Carolina; brother-in-laws: Donald (Jeanie) Schmidt of Blaine, Lawrence (Donna) Schmidt of Spring lake Park, and Jerry (Linda) Schmidt of Bradenton, Fl; many nieces, nephews, godchildren, other relatives, and friends.