Lon Edward Alborn, 67, of Silver Bay passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home.
Lon was born Ross Alan Elfstrum on August 31, 1955 to Glendore Elfstrum at Riverview Memorial Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lon was adopted by Frank and Marcella (Gifford) Alborn on October 11th, 1955 and baptized on November 17th, 1955 in the Chapel of Lutheran Children’s Friend Society of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lon grew up in Silver Bay, Minnesota where he attended grade school, middle school, and high school and competed in both football and curling. Lon worked in the transportation industry as a driver for Monson Trucking through the latter part of his career where he received an award for driving over 1,000,000 miles accident free and ending with a total mileage of 2,100,000 miles. Lon went on to work in the energy industry as a driver for NSOP through his retirement. Lon loved his grandchildren and was always excited when they visited as was evidenced by grandchildren regularly walking away with bags of chocolate-chip cookies in hand. He was a loving father and friend who always chose family first. His memory will always be with us and you can see that character and dedication in his children.
Lon was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Marcella (Gifford) Alborn. He is survived by his sons, Logan (Brooke) Alborn of Hurt, Virginia; Clayton (Haley) Alborn of Silver Bay, Minnesota with children Carson and Thielen; step-son Brian (Jessica) Hare of Robbinsdale, Minnesota with children Truxton and Grace; step-son Joel (Sarah) Hare of Duluth, Minnesota with children Parker, Payton, and Harper, and son Brent (Danielle) Alborn with children Queana, Morgan, Westley, and Noah. Also surviving are sisters Susan (Tom) Gearin of Forest Lake and Diane (Marty) Mattson of Silver Bay, Minnesota.
Service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Silver Bay, Minnesota May 27, 2023 at 11:00am.