GARY ALDERINK

webphoto G. Alderink photoGary 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

12 guestbook entries for GARY ALDERINK

  1. Gilbert and Mary Williams April 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elaine and the Family Gary will be greatly missed. We have so many great memories of Gary all the way from Watertown, SD to snowmobiling, hunting, riding motorcycle,and of coarse his riding the torpedo behind our boat. Gary had humor in all that he did and now heaven gets their turn with him.

  2. Barry Alderink April 25, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    My prayers of comfort and strength are with you and your family.

  3. Judith Kadlec April 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Thinking of you – May precious memories shared with family & friends give you comfort –
    Ron & Judy Kadlec

  4. Rhonda Olson April 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Elaine, so sorry to hear about Gary passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult. Rhonda and Tom Olson

  5. Kayla Christensen April 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Gary always had the sweetest smile, warmest hugs and the kindest words for me. He has such a lovely family and I want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. And speaking for Albert too, with much sympathy and love.

  6. Terry,Annette Stassen and Family April 26, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    May you rest with the Angels now DAD… You are an amazing man and will be truly missed by us all… To our
    “EXTENDED” Family- We love you and may you find peace at this time of your loss.

    Prayers:

    Terry, Annette & Family

  7. Ardis and Bill Zaier April 26, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Was so sad to hear of your loss. Our sincere and deepest to you and the whole family. May God bless and comfort all of you during this tough time and always.

    You have lots of fond memories which you will keep in your hearts now and always. Gary was an awesome guy. We enjoyed coming to your place these past years over the 4th of July. Was great times.

  8. Terry & Jeff Peltier April 27, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    Gary’s great wit and charming personality will be greatly missed by all.
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jeff, Terry & Abby

  9. Charity (Williams) Stanchfield April 27, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Extremely fond memories of growing up with the Alderink family. Between hunting, snowmobiling, and summer boating adventures, there was never a dull moment. Lots of laughs, and love shared between Gary and his family. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of that growing up. Rest easy, and soar high Gary. Heaven gained quite the angel. Until we meet again………

  10. Paul and Leann Passolano April 28, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Kristen:

    Leann and I would like to extend our sympathies to you for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family. Although we never met your father, it is clear that he was a fine man who raised a loving and caring daughter.

    Be well,

    Paul and Leann

  11. Jake Alderink & daughter Brenda April 29, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    My father and I would like to extend our sympathies to your family. Jake always has a funny story about all his nieces and nethews and Gary is no exception. I did have the pleasure of enjoying Gary’s company at many of the family functions. Our prayers are with the family during this time.

    Uncle Jake and cousin Brenda.

  12. Larry Throndson April 29, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Elaine & Family,

    When Gary came to Industries in 1995 my assignment was to show him the ropes about driving, passenger safety etc. He went on to become one of the best and longest serving employees at Industries.
    He was always unselfish, considerate and upbeat.
    Gary was a genuine nice guy, I liked him and will miss him.
    Deepest sympathy to Elaine and family.

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