Alan Charles Serafin was born on April 22, 1970 in Burlington, Vermont to David and Linda Serafin. He was the second youngest of four siblings.
Alan was someone who wore his passions on his sleeve and had a magnetic personality that pulled in anyone he encountered in both his professional and personal life. If he cared about something or someone, it was known by all. This was apparent in the work he was doing for a multitude of churches in the area. There was never a doubt about Alan’s love for the Lord and his heart of servitude. He completed three mission trips to Africa in service with Faith Chapel and was currently working to update the electric system at Camp on the Boulder. In addition to his service with the church, Alan also completed multiple seasons as a volunteer with Eagle Mount Ski Program.
When he wasn’t working or volunteering his time, you could find Alan spending every precious minute with those he loved the most. Within recent years, Alan had traveled by truck to Alaska with his son, Josh; begged his wife, Niki, to take dance lessons with him and his two left feet any chance he could; called his mom, Linda, almost daily to check in and talk with her from 2000+ miles away; taken a few (unfruitful) hunting trips with his daughter’s boyfriend, Eric; and thrown an epic graduation party for his daughter, Tori, when she graduated from college.
Although Alan is no longer with us, we can feel his presence in every moment. The zest he had for life reminds us to go fishing as often as possible, laugh at every single dad joke, spend cash instead of using plastic, give and receive with open hands, and most of all to love and cherish every single second given to us with our loved ones.
On January 30, 2020, just shy of his 50th birthday, Alan was taken home to the Lord where he was most certainly met with his late father David’s joyous embrace and is looking forward to playing eternal fetch with Copper. He is survived by his children, Joshua and Tori; his wife, Niki; his mother, Linda; his sisters, Gail and Debbie; his brother, David; and numerous other loved ones who would extend this list to the stars.
Alan’s Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8th at Faith Chapel Church in Billings, Montana in the chapel off Broadwater and Shiloh at the northmost part of the church. In lieu of flowers, Alan’s family is asking for donations as they are working with Faith Chapel to create a memorial scholarship in Alan’s name to send a volunteer with a servant’s heart to Africa each year with the church’s outreach program. More details will be available about the donation process at the service and reception. There will be a potluck reception which will take place following the service at noon at a separate undetermined location which will be announced. Alan’s family would love to see as many people as possible to share stories and reminisce about Alan’s life.