Alden Coleman Isaac Logan
Nov 21, 1991 – Jan 2, 2015
Alden slipped away peacefully Friday January 2, 2015 at home surrounded by family and his long time care-aid, Lori. Alden is survived by his parents Tim and Carrie, his older sister Meagan, and younger siblings Avery, Hayden and Rylie, as well as grandfather Carl Logan and grandmother Noreen Klingensmith and a large extended family. Alden was afflicted with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, being confined to a wheelchair since he was 9. He was born Nov 21, 1991 right here in Grand Forks. Despite his lifelong affliction, Alden was an active and cheerful young man. He could often be found driving around town exploring and visiting. He had an insatiable curiosity for wildlife, and was happy that our area gave him the opportunity to see much of it up close. He loved talking to people he met about the amazing complexity of creation and could often be found engaged in lively bible discussions. For his entire life, Alden was surrounded by close friends that went out of their way to include him and care for his needs. If his chair couldn’t access some place, his buddies would just pick him up and carry him. He was extremely grateful for that, it added a dimension to his life that would not have been possible without their kindness. Because of their help he was able to do many things, quading, flying, snorkeling, road trips, and a lot more. He loved it when his siblings, cousins or friends would catch little critters and bring them to show him. He was a terrific Son, Big brother, Little Brother and Friend. Alden was a gentle person who worked hard to maintain a positive outlook, even though he had many difficulties. He was an example of dignity and contentment that we deeply appreciated and will never forget. Alden was a young man who found calmness in the face of turmoil and hope in the midst of a situation that would make most of us collapse in despair. He had a firm love of scriptural passages, often reflecting on the promises made at Revelation 21:3,4 or Isaiah 33:24. Over this last month, he was aware his time was short, and spent many hours talking to his siblings and friends about it, helping them to maintain a positive outlook and reassure them of his affection. We will miss his company, conversation and companionship. He has left a hole that will only be filled when the promise of John 5:28,29 is accomplished. We are extremely grateful for all the support and help given to Alden as well as our entire family over this last year. We want to extend heartfelt thanks to his care-aids: Lori, Elisabeth, Leatta, Joy, Alison and Emma. You have made a difficult situation bearable, and carried the load when we were unable. We appreciate the gentle kindness you showed, caring for Alden’s physical needs and his emotional needs as well. We also deeply appreciated the hard work and care of the Medial and Care staff at the Boundary Hospital and the Sunshine Manor. Alden enjoyed your company during his time with you. Alden enjoyed the friendship and support of many teachers and assistants during his school years. Like many others, you went out of your way to help him. He often talked about all of you. Thank you. Dr G. Coleshill delivered Alden to our happy arms 23 years ago, and was here at the end to make sure he was comfortable. We can’t really explain how much we appreciated that… Cremation arrangements provided by Grand Forks Funeral Home. Memorial Service for Alden held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 7680 Donaldson Drive. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1 p.m.