Alvin Sanford Grant was born Jan. 16, 1938 in Minneapolis to Burton and Ivabelle (Gibbs) Grant. The family moved to Park Falls, Wis. where he was raised and graduated from High School. He attended Dunwoody and then served in the Army. After his military service he came to Minneapolis. Alvin married Sandra Harris June 28, 1969. They made their home in Robbinsdale, later moving to Cedar and then in 1971 they moved to Bethel. He was very active in Bethel where he served the community. Alvin was on the City Council for several years and also served as Mayor. He was on the Bethel Fire Department and was also a member of the Bethel Lions Club.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Jason; 2 brothers and 1 sister. Alvin is survived by his children, Wendy Grant and partner Cindy Grewe of Hopkins, Alvin “Chip” (Shay) Grant II of Stanchfield and their children, Chase and Chesney, Bob Roppe of Isanti, Lynn (Richard) Christensen of Mora and their daughter, Elycia, Jim (Jodi) Roppe of St. Francis and their children, Jimmy, Samantha, Adam, Joseph and Sarah; 4 great-grandchildren, Philip, Morgan, Adriona and Jayden; 1 sister, Janice Dares of McVille, North Dakota; the “boys”; and by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.