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O. Alvin Strandberg

August 21, 1918 November 29, 2006
O. Alvin Strandberg
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Worthington, Minnesota      O. Alvin Strandberg, 88, was born on August 21, 1918, in Braham, Minnesota, in Isanti County.  He was the son of Olof and Minnie Nystrom Strandberg.  In his youth, Al worked for many farmers in the Braham area.  He worked for several years at the Braham Cooperative Creamery.  In 1955, he went to work for the Oliver Corporation in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Al was united in marriage to Violet Swedberg on June 24, 1956, at the Indian Lake Baptist Church in rural Worthington.  He was transferred to Oliver in Minneapolis in 1956.  Oliver was purchased by the White Farm Equipment Company and Al was transferred to the Repair Parts Distribution Center in Hopkins, Minnesota.  He worked for Oliver and White for 28 years, retiring in 1983.  In 1985, Al and Vi sold their Minneapolis home and moved to Worthington.  He was a member of the Indian Lake Baptist Church in rural Worthington.  Al died on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Worthington Regional Hospital.     Al is survived by two brothers, Robert (Martha) Strandberg, of Worthington, and Clifford (Marilyn) Strandberg, of Minneapolis; a sister-in-law, Ardy Strandberg, of Princeton, and many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet, on December 6, 1994; his twin brother, Melvin, also in December of 1994, and his parents.     Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Indian Lake Baptist Church near Worthington, with Pastor Doug Roth officiating.  Burial will be in the Indian Lake Baptist Cemetery.Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements


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