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ALVIN FUNK     N/A N/A BUCKMAN BUCKMAN  

 

2021

 
 
   
 

Alvin Funk

Buckman

(Deceased) 10-18-2001

 

 

 

 

ALVIN FUNK ---BUCKMAN

Alvin’s baseball career began at a young age playing with his dad and younger brothers. He played high school baseball at Memorial High School in Pierz, MN graduating in 1962. He began his amateur career with Center Valley where he played second base and outfield and eventually helped the team move to Buckman.

He managed and played for Buckman for over 35 years until his death in 2001 and was instrumental in many park improvements and fundraising activities. Alvin’s special ability to connect with each of his players led to three State Class C Tournament appearances, finishing as champions in 1999 and runners-up in 2001.

Alvin served in the Army National Guard for six years, was on the parish council of St. Michael’s Church in Buckman, served as Vice President of the Victory League East for many years and served on Little Rock and Sunrise Ag Coop’s board of directors from 1978-2001. He coached Little Six baseball and started and coached an elementary basketball team.

Perhaps the greatest contribution to amateur baseball Alvin was most proud of was mentoring and inspiring many young people over the years to love and play the game.

Throughout it all, Alvin was supported by his wife, Barbara, and his children Robert, Brenda, Brian, Jeannie and Tommy.  Alvin was beloved by his 12 grandchildren along with many friends and neighbors from the entire Buckman community.  Alvin passed away on October 18, 2001 at the age of 57.


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  Player, Manager, Volunteer  
  HOF- MINNESOTA YEAR= 2021  
  Military Service: -----Army-National Guard  
     
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