Alan Gerry Minske, 66

Alan Gerry Minske, age 66 of Waterville died on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley.
Al was born on the same day as Elvis, January 8, 1953 in Waseca, Minnesota. Al was the son of Marvin Mertins Minske and Didda (Gudgjorg) Gisladottir Minske. He graduated from Medford High School in 1971 and was offered a football scholarship to play for the Golden Gophers at the University of MN. Al attended the University of Minnesota until he was injured playing football. Following school Al married Lynne Rudningen. They later divorced. Al farmed the family farm and worked at Brown Printing Co. in Waseca. He was later employed at Sunrise Products in Waterville until suffering a stroke April 10, 2006 which forced him to retire. Alan enjoyed grilling, playing Cribbage, Euchre and horseshoes and was an avid Gophers and Vikings fan. He was a member of the Southern Chapter of the MN Darkhouse & Angling Association and Southern Lakes Angling & Spearing.
He is survived by his friend and caregiver of 27 years, Laurie Poehler of Waterville; two children, Jason (Sara) Minske of Port Charlotte, FL and Brianna (Kate) Minske of Milwaukee, WI and one granddaughter, Rebecca Minske. He is also survived by one sister, Susan Mosher of Waseca and one brother, Ronald (Cindy) Minske of Owatonna and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sara and brother-in-law Butch Mosher.
Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. A time of sharing by family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. followed by interment at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Cemetery in Waseca County.


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