John Charles Alm, 57

Published 7:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2020

John Charles Alm, 57, of Farmington, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home.

John Charles Alm, 57

John was born April 9, 1962, in Austin, the son of Keith and Janeth (Carlson) Alm. He graduated with the Class of 1980 from Blooming Prairie High School. John then went on to attend Riverland Community College in Austin to be an auto technician. After schooling, he worked at various independent shops. In 1982, John married Anna Marie Dunham in Austin. The couple shared 18 years and were blessed with three children. In 1989, John opened Alms Auto Service, which he operated for 16 years. He then worked for Chevrolet of Albert Lea and finished his career in auto mechanics at Darrick in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, retiring due to illness. In 2015, John met his life partner, Diane Mancini. They spent the last five years creating unforgettable memories and sharing dreams. John was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and The Eagles Club in Austin. He enjoyed anything with a motor, gas, and oil. John inherited and shared many of his mechanical abilities with his father throughout his childhood while they tinkered with snowmobiles and cars. He especially enjoyed snowmobiling, which was a family affair. John loved stock car racing and spent many summers at the Chateau Speedway. He also liked golfing, fishing, and riding his Harleys. Some of his best memories come from his time spent with his grandchildren, who will dearly miss him, as well as many other family and friends.

Survivors include his parents, Keith and Jan Alm of Austin; fiancé, Diane Marie Mancini of Farmington, who has brought tremendous joy to his life the past four years; three children, Joshua (Jen) Alm of Owatonna, Minnesota, Heather (Jeff) Dudycha of Austin and Samuel Alm of Blooming Prairie; three grandchildren, Allie Alm, Dawson Medgaarden and Johnathan Alm; one sister, Edie (Dan) Lenz of Austin; one niece, Madelynn; and his canine companion, Punkin. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. A private family interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Austin. Memorials can be directed to the recipient of the donor’s choice. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at