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Alvin “Al” J. Feist

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On October 1, 2021 @ 1:32 pm In 2021,Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Alvin Jacob Feist’s life and vacation were cut short, when he passed away, at the age of 70, in Oviedo, Florida on Sunday, September 26, 2021. He was a resident of Prior Lake, MN.

The family will greet guests on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon), with a visitation from 11-11:45 AM, both at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage, MN. Father Michael Tix will preside. Alvin will be laid to rest at St. John Catholic Cemetery, in Burnsville, MN. Pallbearers are LeRoy Feist, Rhonda Feist, Jim Lorang, Norb Feist Jr, Chris Giles and Dan Giles.

Alvin “Al” was born May 27, 1951, to Frank and Elizabeth (Jangula) Feist in Zeeland, ND. The third of four boys, he learned the value of hard work growing up on their family farm. Al and his family sold their farm and moved to Bloomington, MN, when Al was a senior in high school in 1969. There he met his loving wife, Lois Cunningham, with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage with on September 5th, 2021.

Al and Lois enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and were devoted to each of their families. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Brian, whom they raised in their home in Savage. Al and Brian were father and son as well as best friends. Al dedicated much of his time outside of his 50-year career in the auto industry to Brian. He was a boy scout leader, and he helped Brian start a lawn mowing and snow plowing business in Brian’s teen years. They worked tirelessly over the years together in Brian’s business and other projects.

From welding to woodworking, machine repair, landscaping projects or construction, and smoking meat. Al could do anything with his hands and was a perfectionist at it all. He was a great teacher and his insatiable curiosity and desire for facts and knowledge about most everything was instilled in Brian and his grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Bloomington, MN, and a devoted member of St. John the Baptist church in Savage.

The last ten years of Al’s life were blessed by the addition of his grandchildren. He was a most proud and devoted grandpa to his four grandchildren, and they brought a joy to his life nothing else could match. They are blessed with memories of skid loader rides on Saturdays, time working in the garage and the shop, family games, and the biggest hugs one could get from Grandpa.

Forever loved by his family and friends, Al will be greatly missed by his wife, Lois; son, Brian (Andrea); four grandchildren, Weston, Carolyn, Garrett, and Colton and his three brothers, Jerome (Marcella), Norbert (Betty), and LeRoy (Gabby). Greeting Alvin in heaven are his parents Frank and Elizabeth Feist.

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Condolence from Gary Forsberg on October 1st, 2021 2:53 pm

Being next door neighbors, I enjoyed walking over to Al’s garage many times and sharing a Miller Beer with him while reviewing the day’s events. Al had his finger on the neighborhood pulse which was very insightful in learning a new community. Could always expect a friendly shout out “Hello” when we saw each other outside. Will miss the wonderful smell of smoked salmon and beef that permeated from his cherished smoker. His eyes always brightened when he talked about his grandkids. Al was one of a kind. We will miss him fondly.

Condolence from Scott Weness on October 1st, 2021 3:39 pm

It was always an interesting conversation with Al and it was usually something about John Deere. Will miss having him at the factory tours at John Deere! Thought and prayers to the family during this tough time.

Condolence from Randy & Darla Larsen on October 1st, 2021 5:13 pm

Sending our deepest sympathy to the family of Al Feist. He was always fun to be around and pleasure to talk with. He will surely be missed by many. You all have our prayers that God’s Love, Peace and Grace will be with you as you grief the lose of your loved one. Sending an abundance of love your way from ours. Darla & Randy Larsen.

Condolence from Elizabeth Jangula Jahner on October 2nd, 2021 9:10 pm

Lois (Brian and family), so sorry about the passing of Alvin. He was a great guy, fun and funny. It was such a pleasure visiting with you and him in June at his Aunt Dalphina’s birthday party in Bismarck. Blessings to you all, may God bring you peace and comfort, as He will be at your side through the darkest times.

Condolence from Jeff and Lynn Brick on October 2nd, 2021 10:11 pm

Al and Lois were wonderful neighbors for 40 + years and always available to lend a hand when needed without asking. When a blizzard covered our garage door with 6’ of snowdrift, Al was there with his John Deere Tractor and Snowblower to save the day and do what we could not do on our own.
While we didn’t visit as much as the boys grew older and time passed, it was a sad day when Al and Lois moved from the neighborhood in Savage to Prior Lake. They have been truly missed by all of their neighbors in Savage.
Our hearts broke when we heard Al had passed away and extend our condolences to Lois, Brian and Family.
Grandpas are special people and the loss of a Grandpa can be tough. May Al’s Grandchildren be blessed with lots of great memories of their Grandfather!

Condolence from Butch n Carol Maciewski on October 4th, 2021 7:39 pm

Not knowing Al but having the pleasure of working with and getting to know him for a couple summer seasons with Rock Hard. I drive a dump truck there and always enjoyed our conversations loading dirt. Al ran the loader most days feeding the screener to pulverize the dirt into a fine black dirt for sale. He would always tell me the great quality of the product and every once in a while on his long days he would mention talking to the boss about a raise.
I miss him and think often about how great a guy he was.
Lois, Brian, Andrea and family, please accept my wife Carol and my deepest sympathy for your loss. We continue to lift all of you in the prayer that you might have comfort knowing Al is with God in his eternal home.

Condolence from Nick Schroers on October 6th, 2021 9:12 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers through out this difficult time.

Condolence from Bob Wight on October 6th, 2021 9:25 am

Al will be missed. Send my deepest condolence as I enjoyed seeing and talking with Al and Andrea at the Rock hard often on Saturdays. He definitely had a way with making your day better. What a wonderful person.

Condolence from Stephanie Giles on October 6th, 2021 9:40 am

We are very sorry to hear the loss of your father, Al. He always had a smile when we showed up to get loaded at the Rock Hard Jordan site. Please know that our crew are thinking of your entire family and the Rock Hard family as well!
Robert and Stephanie Giles, Giles Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping Inc

Condolence from Dave Peller on October 6th, 2021 9:45 am

Very sorry about the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Dave , Annette and all of the staff at Proturf.

Condolence from Paula Blumer on October 7th, 2021 8:15 am

We are so very sorry to hear of Al’s passing especially after just retiring. He was so excited about working with Brian in his business. Al loved life and he was so interesting to talk with when he came to the shop to work his magic on the cars.
He was very proud of his smoked meats and we felt special that he shared them with us.
Rest In Peace our friend!!!
Paula Blumer and New Central Auto Body

Condolence from Dawn Nagel on October 7th, 2021 8:35 am

Prayersand love to all of you. I am so very sorry. Al was a pillar of love, energy and wonderful of the people and worl around him. We were all blessed by having him in our lives. May God bles you on this journey

Condolence from Gloria (Jangula)Silbernagel on October 9th, 2021 8:28 pm

My condolences to your family.
Alvins mom and my grandpa were brother and sister. After the family moved to Mn we didnt see very much of each other but always kept up with family news thru friends of the family.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He sounded like an amazing person and touched many lives.
He will always be looking down and keeping his family safe.

Condolence from Tim Heelan on October 13th, 2021 11:58 am

Brian and Andrea
Sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences. Al will be missed, but remember by those he loved, worked with, and were friends of his. Sounds like guy who would be there for you at a moments notice based on the above words. He will always be there in your memories.

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