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Alan D. Bahr, 72

Alan Douglas Bahr, passed away at home in Rosemount, Minn., on June 13, 2017 at the age of 72.

He was born on May 29, 1945, to Verna and Harold Bahr in Elk River, Minn.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Douglas and Michael; and son Matthew.

He is survived by his partner, Marthanne Theel; sons, Ronald Alan (Mary) and Jason Loomas; granddaughters, Ashley and Madison, and grandson, Jason (Kerianna); sisters, Gerry Schumaker and Deborah Bahr; and brothers, Rick and Randy; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Al served his country in the U.S. Navy, was part owner of a typewriter repair service, and later became a truck driver for many years for Herregan Distributors in Eagan. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, and a devoted NASCAR enthusiast. In the waning years before his death he derived a great deal of pleasure watching an incredible variety of birds congregated at the feeders on the deck and in the backyard. Al was a kind, generous and good-hearted person who will be very sorely missed.

Interment will be held at Fort Snelling on July 11, at 2 p.m. Please check the "Daily Burial Schedule" at www.cem.va.gov for complete info on the burial site and directions.

A celebration of Al's life will be held at the home of Deb and Chris Pflug, 4919 Williston Road, Minnetonka, MN (952-938-3710) directly following the interment. Even if you can't attend the burial at Fort Snelling, please consider attending the celebration in Minnetonka and kabitz with friends of Al and Marthanne.

Al received phenomenal care from the VA Medical Center in Mpls. We do not believe he would have survived as long as he did if it were not for their excellent care. Also, the dedicated women from Grace Hospice were lifesavers in helping with Al's care toward the end of his life.

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