Ahlmann “Al” Iversen, 84, beloved husband of 61 wonderful years to wife Herta, loving father of Alan (Daria) and Chris (Monica), adored FarFar of six grandchildren, Eric (Jena), Chelsea, Alyx (Erick), Jessica, Laura, and Kirsten, brother to the late Sveng Aag, sisters Inge and Edith.
Born on the Danish island of Fyn in 1930, emigrated to the U.S. in 1951, with his new wife opened their first bakery in 1955, founded Iversen’s Bakery, Blue Island, IL in 1959, was active in Retail Bakers of America, the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #35, the Rebild Society, the Danish Home in Chicago, IL, and at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School.
His contributions to many Danish-American causes were graciously recognized when he was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark into the Ridder of Dannebrog (Knight of Dannebrog) Order in 2008.
He was a loyal Cubs fan and Bears fan and was an avid reader.
Visitation Saturday, July 18, 2015; 9 – 11 am with a Funeral Service to follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 West 94th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Danish Home, 5656 N. Newcastle Ave., Chicago, IL 60631.
Interment Bethania Cemetery (708) 499-3223 or www.kosaryfuneralhome.com