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Alvin T. Balgaard, 89

Alvin T. “Al” Balgaard, age 89, of Watertown, formerly of Orono and Howard Lake, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, after a sudden stroke.

He was born April 20, 1920, to Joseph and Cornelia (Tollefson) Balgaard in Ashby, MN.

Alvin was preceded in death by his son, Paul; and siblings and spouses Alfred and Christine Balgaard, Laura and Norlin Pikop, and Mina and John Taylor.

He is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice; children Joyce, Charles, Anita Grimm, Elroy, and Bruce; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services took place Monday, Dec. 28 at Christ Lutheran Church in Maple Plain with the Rev. David Garwick officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Delano American Legion Post 377.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.