Al Cameron, 64, of Horace, passed away Saturday, September 7, after a fierce face-off with cancer. He was a fighter and he had a strong spirit, but this was his hardest battle. Al had a special balance of goodwill and charm. He was an incredibly good-natured man. Although Al had a strong sense of privacy, he will be missed by a lot of people. His unpretentious style made others feel comfortable. He couldn’t help but make others laugh with his boyish sense of humor, and it didn’t hurt that he was able to laugh at himself. Family came first to Al, but he was always willing to lend a hand to anybody in need. He will live on in our hearts, minds, and laughter forever. Al married the former Denise Josephson in 1977 and somehow managed to hold on to her for the past 42 years. Together they raised two awesome children, Wyatt and Scott. These boys were the pride and joy of his life, who Al loved more than anything. Watching those two young men grow into who they are brought a wonderful sense of meaning to Al’s life. His sons got their brains from him too, because their Mom still has hers. He is also survived by four siblings: his favorite sister Linda (Ron) Horn, and brothers Wallace (Cathy) Cameron, Michael (Ruthie) Cameron, and David Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Shirley Cameron, and brother Tom Cameron. Al enjoyed a variety of passions in life. Besides “coaching” his favorite sports teams, he loved fishing, camping, Johnnie Walker Red, playing cribbage, and anything by Jimi Hendrix. He was not the type of guy to read an instruction manual or a map. Al did things his own way, which explains the garage full of tools and random stuff that his family doesn’t know what to do with. Following his wishes, there will not be a traditional service, so we invite you to join us in celebration of Al’s life on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the event center in the Horace Fire Station. We encourage you to honor Al by wearing Vikings, Twins, or Bison apparel.