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Alf V. Mork

June 16, 1936 — May 7, 2024



Alf Vincent Mork, Jr. of Wyoming, Minnesota passed away quietly at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation Home in New Hope at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. He had a long struggle to regain his health after having Covid 19 in January of 2023, and was never able to fully regain his previous lifestyle.


Alf was born on June 16, 1936 to Alf and Osa Mork. He was raised with his older brother, Vernon, and his younger sister, Ellen, in Northeast Minneapolis, Saint Anthony area. He remained friends with several people from Edison High School his entire life. After graduating from high school, he entered the Army as a radio mechanic and served during part of the Korean War.


When he was honorably discharged, he worked for Honeywell, where he met Joan Rainer.

He and Joan had a deep friendship for 50 years. They spent much time together, traveling, going to local nightclubs where he said, "She would dance and drink Coke, and I would drink a beer," and doing life together. After leaving Honeywell, he became a postman for USPS and worked for the US government in this capacity for over 40 years. This was a great job for him, as he loved to stay active and travel around the city, just as he loved to travel the world: Norway, Germany, the United States- especially the Northwest.


When he retired from the post office, he worked in the local library, another perfect job for Alf. He hardly ever turned on his television, as he loved to read. Conversations with Alf around the lunch or dinner table were fascinating, He knew so much about history, geography, travel, and CARS. He loved cars and had much to say about his favorites! He also dabbled a little bit in real estate, buying several houses and selling them later. He planned on doing that in Wyoming, but ended up living in his home, there, for over 45 years.


He also had a rich history of studying religion, especially his own faith. As a youth, he attended Holy Triune Lutheran church, and although he questioned others about their beliefs and was open to learning new ways of viewing life and death, his core belief system never changed- only grew- as he realized what was truly important in life. The last time he was hospitalized, when he was asked what was, indeed, truly important in this life, he replied, "Kindness. Only kindness." He wanted to reassure all of us of the profound, yet simple fact that nothing in life is worth worrying about. Just be kind.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Alf and Osa Mork, his brother, Vernon Mork, (Marilyn) and his sister, Ellen Rondeau. He leaves behind, his nephew, Dal Rondeau, his niece, Elizabeth Lopez, and her children Moki, Libby, Dachri, and Abigail and his cousin, Claudia Schriver.


A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2024 at Oakland Cemetery, Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.  The family encourages guests to please leave a story about Alf on the guestbook online.

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