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Alvin E. Geerdes, 88

Sep 29, 2019

Alvin E. Geerdes

Maplewood Alvin E. Geerdes, age 88, of Maplewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Al was born and raised on a farm in Blue Earth. He joined the Air Force and traveled the country where he met his wife, Dorothy, on a blind date, had a whirlwind courtship and soon married. They settled in the St. Paul area where they raised their two daughters. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Al enjoyed a successful 35 year career with 3M. Al was a man of many talents, a lifelong learner and a contributor to the community. Among his many passions was his involvement in his church, woodworking, golf and his grandchildren.

Alvin will be deeply missed by his daughters, Pam Sebastian and Becky (Mike) McGraw; grandchildren, Ryan Sebastian, Megan (Brett) Ferschweiler, Lauren (Pete) Johnson, and Andrew McGraw; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Noah, and Hadley; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents, George and Immina Geerdes; sisters, Leona Everett and Viola Hove; brothers, Elmer, Raymond, Henry and Marvin Geerdes and son-in-law, John Sebastian.

Memorial Service was held Thursday, Sept. 26 Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood.

In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family asks you to practice random acts of kindness towards others in Al’s memory.