Alan ‘Al’ Lloyd Stevens, 51

Published 7:01 am Sunday, October 4, 2015



Alan “Al” Lloyd Stevens, 51, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin, from complications of heart transplant surgery.

Al was born on Oct. 27, 1963, in Austin, Minnesota, to Russell and Kathleen (Fanning) Stevens. He attended Austin schools and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1982. Al earned a degree at Detroit Lakes Technical College and joined the U.S. Army in 1986. Stationed in West Germany, he was a helicopter mechanic, driver for commanding officers, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, and was honorably discharged in 1991.

He married Tina Wolf on March 8, 1988, in Lakewood, Washington.

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Al was talented mechanically, hard-working, had a gift for humor, and generous — often offering free meals to the disadvantaged and advantaged alike in the family-owned bar where he worked. Al was also a truck driver for Daggett Trucking. He enjoyed building model cars, fishing, camping, air shows, mixology (the Purple Nurple is a local favorite) and the History Channel.

A staunch family man, he is survived by his wife, Tina Stevens of Park Rapids; son Thomas Wolf of Crystal, Minnesota; daughters: Tatiana Stevens of Fargo, North Dakota, Samantha Stevens of Fargo, North Dakota, Jesyka Stevens (grandson Liam) of Park Rapids; brother David (Dolly) Stevens of Park Rapids; sisters: Marsha Podien of Stewartville, Minnesota, Lisa (Paul) Schroepher of Stratford, Wisconsin, and Sharon Tollakson of St. Paul; half-brother Russell Stevens of Minneapolis; step-brother John Stevens of Austin; step-sister Rhonda Gerber of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Michael Stevens, and sisters Lynnette and Diane.

A visitation and memorial service was held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids. Military honors were provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League Honors Team. After services a celebration of life event was held at the Royal Bar in Park Rapids. Inurnment planned at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.