Allen Clarence Fordyce was called home, unexpectedly, to our Lord on August 9, 2020. Al fought vocal cord cancer and won, but God had bigger plans for him shortly after.
Allen Clarence Fordyce was born September 5, 1951 to Betty (Guthrie) and Elmer Fordyce in Des Moines, Iowa. A few years later they moved to Hancock, MN where he attended grade school, before moving to Milbank, SD where attended High School. During his time in Milbank, while attending High School, he worked for Bill’s Super Valu, worked construction and also played sports. Al also played drums in a band from High School through the late 70’s. It was in High School where he met Becky VanErem and they were united in marriage on July 31, 1970. From that union came four daughters. The couple moved to Canby, MN on May 15, 1982 to become owners of Al’s Foodland. Later, in 1989, they became owners of the Lancer Lanes. Al then sold the grocery store and started working at Schott Corporation which became Schott Magnetics where he was currently working. Al sold Lancer Lanes to his daughter and son-in-law in 2019 were he still enjoyed helping out. He loved his wife, children and grandkids. He also loved fishing, golfing, bowling, hunting and playing the drums. His favorite color was Sky Blu Pink.
He is survived by his wife Becky, daughter Jennifer Ufkin (Nathan), daughter Janel Tol (Paul), daughter Jaclyn Jostock, sister Susan Lauden (Ray), sister Judy Wesley, brother Elton Fordyce(Mary), brother in laws Jim VanErem (Terry), Doug VanErem, Dave VanErem, and grandkids, Makenzie Maxwell, Jalyn Ufkin, Magen Tol, Camryn Ufkin, Tristen Ufkin, Michael Tol, Morgen Tol, Jordyn Jostock and Madisen Tol; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Fordyce, father Elmer Fordyce, father in law Wilfred Lundberg and mother in law Dorothy Lundberg.
Al’s family will be holding a private service. Following the service, from 2-4 pm, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, we welcome you to stop at Lancer Lanes & Event Center in Canby, MN where Al requested to have it. This is a casual “come and go” event to celebrate Al’s life. We ask that you adhere to the mask mandate as well as keep social distancing in mind. God bless and thank you for your understanding.arrangements.