Alan Grosklags, age 60, of Danube died unexpectedly at his home on July 2, 2017. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Danube with Pastor Keith Mercer as officiant. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Olivia. Visitation is Thursday 4-7 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Danube and continues there Friday for one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Alan Craig Grosklags was born April 27, 1957 in Olivia, MN, to Ray and Joyce (Larson) Grosklags. He grew up in Danube and graduated from Danube High School in 1975 where he had participated in sports and other activities. Al then attended the Electrical Program at Canby Vo-Tech Institute. He has been employed as an electrician for almost 40 years at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. He had been active for many years in the BCTGM Union and was currently the Treasurer. Al married Cindy Erickson on June 13, 1987 and they were blessed with two sons. Al enjoyed following his sons activities, watching the Minnesota Twins, attending dog races, playing cards, and being "colorful". He also really enjoyed the outdoors, especially family camping trips, fishing, and going golfing.
Al is survived by his wife Cindy and their two sons Thomas and Sean, all of Danube; his brother Richard (and Susan) Grosklags of Forest Lake; his sister Gail Grosklags of Denver, CO; his sisters-in-law Sue Elliott of Ventura, CA, and Cheryl Engstrom of Olivia; and his brothers-in-law: Greg (and Karen) Erickson of Olivia, Bob (and Sue) Erickson of Olivia, and Doug (and Brenda) Erickson of Bird Island. Al was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Bruce Grosklags; and his brothers-in-law Dan Elliott and Al Engstrom.
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