August 7, 1943 ~ January 10, 2015
Alfred (Al) Jarvis Elgaen passed away Jan 10th, 2015 due to complications from an automobile accident that occurred on Dec 22nd. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Alfred Jarvis Elgaen was born August 7th, 1943 to Carl and Hazel (Aamodt) Elgaen in Devils Lake, ND. Al spent most of his time with his favorite uncle Telmer (Aamodt) on the family farm. He was confirmed at Sigdahl Lutheran Church in Tolna. Al graduated from Pekin High School in 1963. After high school Al and his brother Carl, moved to Kansas where Al met and married Linda Jo Potter. Al and Linda had one daughter, Rhonda, who has always been Daddy’s girl.
In 1972, Al moved his family back to North Dakota where he worked for several construction companies in the Fargo area before settling into farm work for Tobolt Seed of Moorhead, where he worked for 33 years until retiring just a few years ago.
Al could often be found working in his shop, woodworking or making something for his house. He took great pride in his huge flower garden and large fish aquariums; he loved going to Menards almost daily, if even just to browse.
Al followed his granddaughters to all of their dance/cheer competitions, parades, and recitals. Last year he was able to join his granddaughters cheer team at Nationals in Florida. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, son in law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very proud of his loving family. He was so excited that his grandson James made him a great grandfather. His face lit up every time he saw Peyton and Paislie. They were the light of his life.
Al is survived by his daughter Rhonda (Brian) Asleson of West Fargo, grandson James (Vicki) Schumm of Fargo, granddaughters Alysha and Erin Daignault of West Fargo, great granddaughters Peyton and Paislie Schumm of Fargo, honorary grandson, Greyson Daignault, brothers Carl Elgaen Jr. (Christine) of Dallas Georgia, Sidney Elgaen, Lenexa Kansas, sisters Carol Wilkinson of Lenexa Kansas and Betty (Gary) Johnson of Devils Lake; several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and sister Myrtle Burdick.