Donald Lyle Allen

Dates

September 12, 1931 - January 16, 2009

Obituary

 

     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.

       


Visitation(s)

Date
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Loonie and Mary Bollock on January 20, 2009
To my Allem Family friends - We are sorry for your family's loss. I have so many fond memories of Don and Alberta. It was an honor to have shared some wonderful times with them. I will always remember Don's sense of humor and his love of hunting. I am sorry I will not be able to be there to share them with you. Our heartfelt sympathys - God Bless.
Posted by Beverly & Denny James on January 19, 2009
With all our Love to the family. He (my brother) will be greatly missed. Thank you Mitz for all your Love and Care for my brother.
Posted by Dennis @ Robin Pense on January 18, 2009
Uncle Don rest in peace. Our prays are with all the Family
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