​Alden Magnuson

April 25, 1932 - July 19, 2021

Obituary for ​Alden Magnuson

Born on April 25th, 1932 in Bogus Brook Township, Minnesota to parents George and Elsie Magnuson. He passed away on July 19th, 2021 in his home surrounded by loving family.

On the day that Alden was born he was baptized because the doctor said that he wouldn’t live until noon. Alden was born prematurely. To keep his small body warm, he was placed in a shoe box on the oven door He was confirmed in May of 1946 at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo Minnesota. As a child his schooling took place in a one room county school in Dalbo, Minnesota.

In 1952 he was drafted into the military and served in the Korean War as a part of the 523rd Engineering Pipeline Co.

On September 10, 1960 he married Janet Kruger at St Peter’s Lutheran church, Ellsworth MN. This marriage was blessed with 3 children; Kevin, Kimberly and Kristin.

Alden worked in the sheet metal industry for 35+ years at Mammoth and then Modern Tool. He retired in 1997.

Alden’s passion was working on cars in his spare time. Alden loved automotive challenges and loved going to car and tractor shows. He spent a lot of of time in his garage keeping the vehicles of family and friends in working order. In addition, he was a farmer at heart and loved checking out the crops in the fields and keeping track of the weather and temperatures. He was great at keeping the lawn and flowers perfectly manicured and had one of the best looking yards in the neighborhood. He enjoyed yearly camping trips with the family at different State Parks and loved meeting and visiting with new people and cooking on the grill.

Proceeded in death by parents George and Elsie Magnuson, brother Gordon, sister Ardis Herman and many aunts, uncles, cousins and niece.

Survived by his wife Janet and his children Kevin(Brenda), Kimberly (Ted) Hubert, Kristin (Richard) Ketelsen grandchildren Emily (Mike) Howe, Nicole (Jon) Brazzani, Jessica (AJ) Magnuson, Matthew and Zoe Ketelsen, Step grandchildren Panda (Tony) Ferraro, Russell (Carrie) Hubert and 13 great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.

A Celebration of Alden’s Life will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 9200 Elm Creek Blvd North, Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369 on Monday July 26th, 2021 with a viewing at 10am and service at 11am followed by lunch. The internment will take place at Ellsworth Cemetery located at 20314 County Rd 9 Darwin MN 55324 at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church.


Monday, July 26th

Redeemer Lutheran Church
9200 Elm Creek Blvd. North
Maple Grove, MN

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Celebration of Life

Monday, July 26th

Redeemer Lutheran Church
9200 Elm Creek Blvd. North
Maple Grove, MN

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Monday, July 26th 4:00PM

Ellsworth Cemetery
20314 County Road 9
Darwin, MN 55324

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