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Alton "Al" Morris Haraldson

September 12, 1938 — January 4, 2023

Red Wing

Alton “Al” Haraldson, 84, of Red Wing, Minnesota, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born September 12, 1938, in Ashby, Minnesota, where he grew up on the family dairy farm in rural Ashby.  He left for the US Air Force in 1955.  After discharging from the service, he settled in Chicago, Illinois. Pat and Al were united in marriage on September 14, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. Alton had many interests after moving to Chicago, one of which was being a competitive bowler, which brought him to tournaments in Michigan and Ohio as well as Ontario, Canada.  Other interests were snowmobiling and fishing in Minnesota with family and friends, which included a few memorable trips to Canada with Jeff Driggins.

He worked as a computer technician at Western Union Telegraph Company in Chicago and was also an awning installer for Chesterfield Awning Shop in South Holland, Illinois.  He retired in 2010 and resided with Patricia in Red Wing and enjoyed working in his garden and doing yard work until his death.

He is survived by his partner, Patricia Haraldson; 3 children, Larina (John) Strandine, Alton Haraldson, Jr., William (Deborah) Haraldson; 7 grandchildren, Ashley (Gera), Erick (Jenna), Nickolas, Allison, Sam, Brandon and Devon; 1 great-grandchild, Maverick; siblings, James Haraldson, Betty Haraldson, Paul (Deborah) Haraldson, Leroy Haraldson and Virginia (Jeff) Driggins and many extended cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made in memory of Al Haraldson to Mayo Clinic. Donations can be made online by visiting https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donatemc and completing the online form. Under “Tribute Information” please indicate the gift is in memory of Al Haraldson.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

10:00 - 10:50 am (Central time)

Mahn Family Funeral Home - Bodelson-Mahn Chapel

602 Plum Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mahn Family Funeral Home - Bodelson-Mahn Chapel

602 Plum Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

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