Alvin Foster Larsen, age 87, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 at St. John’s Retirement Community in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He was born on November 13, 1932 to parents James and Ellen (Lundberg) Larsen in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Alvin grew up and attended school in southern Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in San Francisco during the mid-1950s. He returned to Albert Lea where he raised his family and worked as a carpenter. Alvin helped construct several buildings and homes in Albert Lea and was a master woodworker. He enjoyed making furniture, clocks, and engineering. He repurposed different small machines for fun and painted them green, his favorite color.
Alvin was a really good grandpa and father. He had a great heart and was always a protector, watching out for his kids. He made his family laugh and will be dearly missed.
Alvin is survived by his children, Danny Tuttle, Dixie (Ron) Mills, Robin Larsen, Penny (Charles) Mixson, Rikki Wrolson (Dave Zellmer); grandchildren, Danny Jr., Eugene, Thomas, Nicholas, Wayne, Shannon, Chelsea, Roxanna, Heather, Travis, Kristan, Toni, Cody, Matthew, Ashley, Megan, Garrett, Dustin, Darrick; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Esther Larsen; as well as many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ellen Larsen; son, Rocky Larsen; siblings, Leona, Helen, Dorothy, Howard, and James.
A private interment will be held for Alvin at a later date.