Alan Bye, 74, of Fergus FallsPublished 10:05am Thursday, April 18, 2013 Updated 12:06pm Thursday, April 18, 2013
Alan was born on Nov. 26, 1938, in Fergus Falls, the son of Julian and Viola (Beller) Bye. He was confirmed at Vukku Lutheran Church in Foxhome and attended Fergus Falls High School.
Alan faithfully served his country in the United States Army where he was honorably discharged.
On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Betty J. Simonson at Vukku Lutheran Church in Foxhome.
Alan worked on his brother-in-law’s farm after marriage. He later drove truck for Fergus Redimix while the couple lived at Wall Lake.
In 1972, they moved to Lake City, where he worked for Greenline Equipment John Deere. In1985, they moved back to Fergus Falls where he worked for Interstate John Deere.
In 1990, they moved to Montevideo, and he worked for Kibble Equipment John Deere. Alan retired in 2000 after 32 years with John Deere.
In 2007, the couple moved back to Fergus Falls when his health began to decline. He was a member of the Elks, Zion Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls and was a lifetime member of the Eagles.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. He enjoyed John Deere tractors and being outside in nature. Alan especially enjoyed his days spent with family and the grandkids. He was a very loving father and friend to those who knew him. Alan will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Viola; an infant daughter; and a sister, Delores Anderson.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Bye; a son, Andrew Bye and a daughter, Pauline Mau, of Fergus Falls; three grandchildren, Amanda Mau, Tiffany Mau and Cody Mau; one great-grandchild, Hunter Berneking; a sister, Mary (Virgil) Albertson of Fergus Falls; a brother, Russell (Bonnie) Bye of Underwood; a uncle, Harold Bye; his beloved companion, “Oscar” the Westie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.
Memorials are preferred to the family.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 1 p.m. Friday, at Zion Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Rev. Stan Satre
Funeral Home: Faith and Hope Funeral Home, Fergus Falls