Clark Alan Alsleben, age 54, of Arlington, Minnesota, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following a brief illness.
Visitation for Clark will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., and Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 A.M., 2 hours prior to the service all at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota.
Funeral Service for Clark Alan Alsleben and his brother Mark Henry Alsleben (who passed away on October 12, 2022) will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota, with interment following at High Island Cemetery in New Auburn, Minnesota.
Clark was born on February 13, 1968, in Arlington, MN to Hillard and Clarice (Fisher) Alsleben. Clark arrived much later than his older siblings and was and always has been “the favorite.” (They lovingly gave him the nickname “Punker.”)
He was baptized as an infant on March 10, 1968, and confirmed on June 6, 1982, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, MN. He received his education at the Arlington-Green Isle Public School, graduating with the class of 1986. After graduation, Clark worked various jobs in the carpentry and construction industry and worked for the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for over 28 years.
On May 24, 2008, Clark was united in marriage to Beth Rechtzigel, in Gaylord, MN. They made their home in New Auburn, MN, until they purchased a farm in Arlington, MN in May 2021, with plans to set themselves up to enjoy their hobbies such as hunting for Clark, and gardening for Beth.
Clark had an infectious smile, quick wit, fun-loving personality and was often described as the life of the party. Clark’s interests included hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Clark was a wonderful papa to his granddaughter Emma, and he was always willing to play whatever game Emma proposed and would often be seen at family gatherings on the floor playing with the kids.
Clark was one of those rare people that could be really good at almost anything he put his mind to - a skilled carpenter, mechanic, talented musician, golfer, hunter, cribbage player, and jokester, fun-loving, and all-around genuinely nice person who was always ready to help anyone. He was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife Beth;
Children, Brent Alsleben of New Auburn, MN,
Stacia (Zack) Alsleben-Schulz of Milaca, MN,
Kayla Baumann and fiancé Andy Cohrs of Glencoe, MN,
Alex Baumann of Mankato, MN;
Grandchildren, Emma Jean Lemke of Glencoe, MN,
Baby Schulz due in June of 2023;
Future grandchildren, Jaidyn Cohrs of Glencoe, MN,
Julia Cohrs of Arlington, MN,
Christian Cohrs of New Ulm, MN,
Austin Cohrs of Hutchinson, MN;
Siblings: Kathy (George) Lenz of Chaska, MN,
Penny (Greg) Kube of Norwood-Young America, MN,
Lana (John) Woehler of Arlington;
Many nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and many friends.
Clark was preceded in death by his father, Hillard Alsleben and brother, Mark Alsleben.
Julie & Keith says
I am so very sorry to hear this! Please know that you Beth, are in my prayers. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time!
Dannette Smith says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Jeffrey J says
A beloved coworker, Clark, from the Arb, and his brother, Mark, passed away from histoplasmosis after working on renovating an old farm house.
Clark was one of those rare people that could be really good at almost anything he put his mind to. A skilled carpenter and mechanic for the Arb; a talented musician, golfer, hunter, cribbage player, jokester, and all around genuine nice person with a fun sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
Sincere condolences to his wife, Beth, adult children, brothers and sisters, extended family, and friends.
JERRY AND SANDY says
Jerry, Karen, Beth and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in knowing he is with his Lord and Savior. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In Christian Love, Jerry and Sandy ( Froemming) Wright
Don & Darlene Dammann says
Don and I are so sorry to hear this. Our sympathy to you Beth and your family.
Two of the great ones, always fun loving and ready to help anyone. love and prayers for everyone.
Elmer and Yvonne says
So sorry to hear about your loss, Karen and Jerry.
Shirley Mae Weckwerth says
You have our deepest sympathy.
Margo (Alsleben) Rowland says
There are no words to express how sorry we are for the loss of this husband, these fathers, sons and brothers. May you find comfort and peace in the memories you created through the years. All of you will be in our hearts and prayers.
Ron and Margo (Alsleben) Rowland
I’m so sorry for your loss! My deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. May the Lord help you thru this difficult time
Julia Bohnen says
My sincere condolences. I will always remember Clark’s smiling willingness to help with all my annoying and sometimes odd project requests at the Arboretum. I took notes as he problem-solved, hoping I would acquire some of his skill and ingenuity. Sometimes the solution involved a little jury-rigging, but when it was Clark doing the jury-rigging, I trusted it! He was a genuinely kind and helpful soul. I’m so sad that he is no longer with us. Wishing you peace in this time of loss – Julia
I don’t even know where to start…there was never a dull moment with Clark around. Mark gave me my first job and workin with him and Clark was the best first job any one could ask for! They were like the family I didn’t know I had. This whole family is amazing! Getting to know most of them thru my high school years was a blessing. Watching the TrailBlazers & The Melloknights play & doing our first (and only) solo are memories I will cherish forever! My heart hurts. I can’t imagine the world without seeing you two in it. But it’s not good bye….it’s I’ll see you later.
Rod and Shirley Domjahn says
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rodney and Shirley Domjahn
Deb Fahey and Rick Kroells says
We were so very saddened and sorry to here of the loss of two great men. They were great friends that will be sadly missed. Hugs and prayers to the family and friends
Brenda Rechtzigel says
I am so sorry Beth. I can’t image the pain you and your family are experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.