Alan Bruce Cleveland, age 65, passed away on November 8, 2019, at Grand Village in Grand Rapids, MN. Al was born on January 26, 1954, in Minneapolis MN. He grew up in Richfield, the middle child of Bill and Evelyn Cleveland. He served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975. He and Diane, his wife of 34 years, lived many years in the Elk River area until Diane passed away in 2007. Al then moved to the Effie area. In 2013, he married Linda Jacobson and together they had many friends in the Effie area. Al loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and wrenching on small engines. He enjoyed nature and birdwatching and fulfilled his dream to live in the north country during retirement. He was a member of the American Legion in Effie and served on the Color Guard in the Bigfork/Effie area. Al was preceded in death by his father Bill, his wife Diane, and granddaughter Elyce. He is survived by his wife Linda Jacobson; children, Nicole Ose (Keven) and Adam Cleveland; step-children, Jason Riggs and Holly McMan; five granddaughters and six step-grandchildren; his mother, Evelyn Cleveland of Minneapolis; siblings Dave (Kathy) Cleveland, Rena (Frank) Cleveland, Martha (Tom) Venema, and Tom (Kim) Cleveland, all of the Minneapolis area. A Memorial service for Alan will be held at the Elk River American Legion, 525 Railroad Dr., Elk River, MN on November 21, 2019 at 4 p.m. with gathering of friends and family at 3 p.m. Full Military Honors will be accorded the Elk River American Legion. Arrangements made by Carroll Funeral Home of Bigfork, MN.
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