Gary Alderink, of Brook Park, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Grace Point Crossings Gable East in Cambridge. He was 71 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be on Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home
Gary Allen Alderink, of Brook Park, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Grace Point Crossings Gable East in Cambridge surrounded by his family. He was 71 years old.
Gary was born January 30, 1943 in Milaca, MN to Frederick and Maxyne (Oftedahl) Alderink. He attended country school and worked on the farm until he left for the army. After returning, he worked building silos and was an auto mechanic for a garage in Princeton, MN. He later worked for Tinker & Johnson and Kanabec Co-op in Mora, MN. He also delivered bulk feed and was a van driver for Industries, Inc.
Gary met his wife Elaine while roller skating in Rush City and they were later married on June 29, 1968. Together they had three daughters. During his lifetime, his love of farming never faded continuing until 2011.
Gary had a life-long love of motorcycling. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and many other outdoor activities. There were many memorable snowmobiling and motorcycling trips with friends and family. Gary enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years Elaine, three daughters Julie (Troy Fasching) Alderink, Kristen (Chad) Nolan, and April (Shane) Rothstein; five grandchildren Andy (Molly), Hannah, Hunter, Emma and Zander; brothers Ron (Dianne), Jeff (Sue), and Barry; sisters Karen Howard, Carol Peterson, Trudy (Mike) Becker, and Becky (James) Lindgren; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rev. James Groleau officiating. Honorary Urn Bearers were Gary’s Grandchildren, Andrew Alderink, Hannah Nolan, Hunter Nolan, Emma Rothstein, and Zander Rothstein