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Alvin John Malecha
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1937
Death: Oct. 23, 2012

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Alvin John Malecha, age 75, passed away on Oct. 23, 2012, at St. Cloud VA Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minn.

On Aug. 2, 1937, Alvin was born at home in Rice County, Minn. the youngest of three children to Frank and Lillian Malecha.

He attended Millersberg School through eighth grade graduating as "valedictorian" of his class. He received his high school diploma in 1955 from Northfield High School.

Alvin served with honor in the United States Navy from 1955-1958.

He married Catherine Wiedl on Aug. 26, 1959, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in St. Paul. They were blessed with seven children.

Alvin was a lineman for Northern States Power, retiring in 1974. Moving their family to Pequot Lakes in 1978, the couple owned and operated Lake Region Grocery/Charlie's Bait Shop/Country Corner for 12 years.

Al enjoyed old-time music, dancing and the Minnesota Vikings but his family and grandchildren were his greatest joy.

Alvin is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Cathy; daughters, Cindy (Mike) Portner, of New Ulm, Minn., Susan (Jim) Gilbertson, of Lakeville, Minn.; Shari (Gary) Wilson, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., Patti Evangelist, of Elk River, Minn., Jane (Kurt) Youngkrantz, of Rochester, Minn., Nancy Malecha, of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; son, Robert (Jodi) Malecha, of Breezy Point, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a beloved sister, Elaine (Rob) Graff, of Northfield, Minn.; and big brother, Clarence (Virginia) Malecha, of Millersberg, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Charles Wiedl; and nephews, David Graff and Andrew Malecha.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes, Minn., and one hour prior to Mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minn.

Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home of Pequot Lakes.

Obituary: Brainerd Dispatch - October 25, 2012
Family links: 
  Frank J Malecha (1901 - 1981)
  Lillian Sevcik Malecha (1905 - 1969)
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
Little Falls
Morrison County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: SECTION 11 SITE 56
Created by: T Burt
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
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