Donald Lyle Allen was born September 12, 1931 at Pukwana, SD to Bruce Sheldon and Alberta (Richard) Allen. He grew up and attended school in Mitchell. On November 6, 1948 he married Shirley Brookbank. He was employed by Tessier’s in Mitchell for fifteen years and Demoss Sheet Metal in Fort Worth, TX for over ten years. On March 21, 1967 he married Barbara Hornstra. He moved back to Mitchell in 2001. He was a past member of the United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge.
He is survived by four daughters: Patty (Gil) Brown of Lewisville, TX, Mitzie (Brian) Johnson of Mitchell, SD, Sandy (Mark) McKillop of Gillette, WY, Sonya (Ralph) Gordon of Forney, TX; six sons: Ronald (Lori) Allen of Sanger, TX, Kenneth (Sue) Allen of Mitchell, SD, Dan (Lori) Allen of Mitchell, SD, Dave (Julie) Allen of Mitchell, SD, Tim (Cindy) Allen of Mitchell, SD and Dondi (Angie) Allen of Weston, TX; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters: Beverly (Denny) James of Lubbock, TX, Nancy (Mike) Zielenski of Sacramento, CA; two brothers: Richard (Cheryl) Allen of LeMars, IA and Garry (Norma) Allen of Chamberlain, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bruce Allen Jr. and Darl Allen.