Alan ‘Al’ Richard Dzuck

Alan R. Dzuck, 77, of Hibbing, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chisholm, Minn., after a short-term illness.

Al was born June 18, 1943, in Duluth, Minn., to Arnold and Violet Dzuck. In 1961, he graduated from Central High School in Duluth. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in 1968-1969. He worked for Minnesota Power as a lineman in Duluth for 20 years. He later worked for the DNR in Hibbing, retiring in 2008. Al was an avid fan of most sports, including the Bulldogs, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and St. Thomas Women’s Hockey. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking, playing cards, and following all of his grandchildren’s endeavors.

Al is survived by his wife, Roselyn; stepdaughter, Holly (Mark) DeMillo, Anderson, Ind., Kelly (Todd) Pocquette, Nashwauk, Minn., Becky (Rob) Badavinac, Pengilly, Minn., and Wendy (John) Rue, Hibbing; grandchildren: Mila (Mike) Knott, Summer Blatt, Ryan (Maren) Blatt, Kayla (Trevor Davis) Pocquette, Beau (Erin) Pocquette, Allysa Pocquette, Zachary (Felicia Esler) Pocquette, Bron (Alex) Badavinac, Laura (Pat Evans) Badavinac, Jonathan (Shannon Lundgren) Rue, Lillian Rue, and Caroline Rue; four great-grandchildren: Tristan and Aleksei Knott, and Connor and Eli Pocquette; a sister, Coral (Brooks) McDonnell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger; and a sister-in-law, Barbara.

A special thank you to Dr. Knuths and his staff at St. Luke’s, the staff at Mayo Clinic, and the staff at Heritage Manor in Chisholm.

In keeping with the wishes of Al, there will be no funeral service, however, there will be a private family gathering at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence for Al, please visit us at


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