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1 of 36 | Posted by: STEVE&ROWENA PACE

“Al was a tremendously personable individual who never hesitated to help someone in need. He will be missed, but his memory will live on in the lives...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: William Lape - Woodbury, MN

“Know that I am thinking of all of you. Allen will always have a special place in my heart. ”
3 of 36 | Posted by: Katherine Horachek Siverling - WI

“Dearest Pam, Allen, and Tiffany, We are so incredibly sorry for your sudden loss. Your hearts must be breaking. It feels so wrong, so unfair,...Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: Brad & Deb Nelson and family - CO

“Dear family, Oh how i wish i could be with all of you cousins right now. You have lost too much too soon. Tears keep flowing.... its so sad,...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Deb Frederiksen Nelson - CO

“To my cousins and Al's wife and kids we send our condolences for your loss and all of our loss. It was sure a shocker to hear of his passing....Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: Jerry & JoeAnn Pace - Carson City, NV

“Family of Allen-We are so deeply saddened for your loss. We have so many wonderful memories of visits with "Little AL" and the Austad Family. Sounds...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Patti & Bob Wold - MN

“My prayers go out to you at this most sorrow time. Even though I only worked with Al a short time I am proud to say I am happy to have had the chance...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Steve Lumley - Woodbury, MN

“Al, I'm so glad I was able to chat with you last spring while you were at the family reunion. To all of you there we send our heart felt sorrows for...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Richard Pace - Carson City, NV

“My thoughts go out to Pam, Allen III, Camile, and Tiffany during this difficult time. Although I only knew Al a short time, I liked him and enjoyed...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Jennie Lutz - Hopkins, MN

“Al was a great person to work with and I will surely miss him. ”
11 of 36 | Posted by: John Miller - Cottage Grove, MN

“Pam, Allen, Tiffany...I am so very, very, sorry for your loss. Understandably, there are no words that can ease the suffering at this time. If...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Brent Hawthorne

“I worked with Al at Rexam for 27 years, I watched him grow up at National Can, and he bacame my foreman. Al was very good at all he did. I was...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Robert Foley - North Branch, MN

“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrowGary & Monica Wierzba ”
14 of 36 | Posted by: Monica Wierzba - North St. Paul, MN

“We the members of the Rexam Winston Salem Plant wish you express our condolences and to reassure you we will support each of you during this...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Rexam Winston Salem Plant - NC

“Death leaves a heart ache no one can heal, but love leaves memories no one can steal.Thinking of Al's family!The Jensen's ”
16 of 36 | Posted by: Jensen Family - North Branch, MN

“Although I didn't know Al well, I know that he was the best friend of his wife, Pam, who is so important to us at Cambridge-Isanti High School. He...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Roxanne Charlson - Cambridge, MN

“Pam, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You have always been a strong person and I am sure you will make it through this very difficult time....Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Gayle Urness and Family - TX

“pam so sorry for your loss i will be praying for you and your family ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: darrell ripley - dallas, TX

“Pam, My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May God give you and your family real peace. ”
20 of 36 | Posted by: Joyce Shaw - Isanti, MN

“Very sorry to hear about Al. Please accept my condolences. He and I worked together at the "Can" for several years in the mid 90's. He will be missed...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: Vince Sinaly - Lake Tapps, WA

“I send my deepest condolences to the family. Al was a great guy. I knew him from back in the 70's when the National Can plant made 3-piece cans. He...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Geoff Wortley - Chicago, IL

“It is with deepest sympathy that I send my condolences. Words cannot express my sadness for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pam,...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Jackie Swanson - Cambridge, MN

“Pam and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. May God wrap you in his arms and hold you tight as you...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Susan Ward-Dehkes - Cambridge, MN

“I'm going to miss you my friend but I know that the place you are going to will have plenty of farms and tractors that you loved so much. ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Pedro & Silvia Tchmola - Woodbury, MN

“My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Christine McDonald - North Branch, MN

“Even though I haven't seen you in some time, I still think about the cool cars you had (Roadrunners, I think), and the rides you gave us in them! My...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Adam DeGreeff - Cambridge, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this awful time. I will always remember Al's laugh. Sending our love and hugs to all of you. ...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Lori Henrikson - Warroad, MN

“Pam,I was shocked and saddened by your news when I got to school on Monday. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Kimber Carlson - Stanchfield, MN

“Al...you will be so incredibly missed. We were just talking about how you loved watching and playing with your grandkids, and options to consider...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Dave Wilke - Chicago, IL

“Al you will missed very much. And thanks for all the good times we share at work goodman. ...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Pam, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your fellow graduates from CIHS are thinking about you and praying for you during this sad time. ”
32 of 36 | Posted by: Tracy Blodgett - Woodbury, MN

“Hi Pam, I'm so sorry to here about your loss, Times like this you have to keep your chin up. I pray for you and your family. Shane Albertson and...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: shane albertson - Oak Grove, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Al’s family. Al will be sadly missed. He was always a joy to be around. John Chesnut Rexam Olive...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: John Chesnut - Collierville, TN

““When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Kyle Roederer - Chicago, IL

“Our prayers go out to your family. Al was a wonderful man and co-worker. Al was real - he was very dedicated and had a heart as large as a mountain...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Chris & Julie Karpovich - WI

Allen O. Austad, Jr., age 52, of North Branch, MN. Al was born Dec 20, 1957 in Saint Paul, MN and preceded in death by his parents Allen Oscar Austad and Jeanette Elizabeth (Lee) Austad. He passed away unexpectedly on Oct 31, 2010, while restoring his retirement home. Al is survived by his best friend/wife Pam; son Allen O. (Camille) Austad III; grandson Allen Oscar IV; daughter Tiffany; siblings, Sherry Rand, Brenda (Dennis) Collins, Roxanne (Steve) Peltier, David (Rose) Austad; stepfather Ron Varney; in-laws Cindy (Donny) Westcott; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and other family members. Al worked for Rexam Beverage Can Company in Saint Paul for 34 years. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov 5, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 425 S Field Ave., Rush City, MN. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 N Shore Dr., Forest Lake. Visitation will continue one hour prior to Mass. Interment at Oak Park Cemetery, Forest Lake.

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