Alan Lee Yates, 73

Published 12:36 pm Sunday, August 27, 2017

Alan Lee Yates, 73 of Brownsdale, Minnesota, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin.

Alan Lee Yates, 73

Alan was born Dec. 17, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Milton and Rosemary (Doran) Yates. He grew up in the Milwaukee area, where he attended Christian school and graduated from high school. Alan enjoyed a long career in sales. He held various sales positions throughout his career including serving as sales manager for Reinhart Foods in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and later forming Kids Konnection of La Crosse which sold and delivered food to day care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. On Dec. 31, 1997, Alan was united in marriage to Lynda Lee Brant Augustin at Shepherd of the Hills in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Alan developed an excellent reputation for his knowledge and honesty in his antique business, Antiques To Rummage, of Brownsdale. Al was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Brownsdale. He loved his Savior and knew he would one day be with Him in Heaven. Blessed be to God. Everyone who knew Alan loved him, and will remember him for his exuberant laugh.

Alan is survived by his wife, Lynda Lee of Brownsdale; his children, Jacquelyn (Alden) Pearson, Gina (Scott) Prince, Nicholas Alan (Crystal) Yates, and Maggie Louis Yates; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Diane (Dave) Beaversdorf; and puppies, Bingo and Bandit! He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, John Yates.

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Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Brownsdale with Pastor Prigge officiating. Alan’s family will greet friends Friday morning at church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Lunch and fellowship will immediately follow the service.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at