Allan Austin, 82, formerly of Spring Valley

Allan Duane Austin, 82, formerly of Spring Valley and Harmony, died on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester. 

He was born on July 1, 1936, in Canton to Oscar G. and Helma J. (Gulbranson) Austin.

He attended and graduated from Canton High School in 1954. Following high school he attended Winona State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1958.

On Oct. 15, 1966, he was united in marriage to Marcia Raye Hammes in Spring Valley.

He worked as a banker for Home Federal, a teacher in Rushford and St. Charles, a real estate salesman and a real estate appraiser for 30 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching any Minnesota sports team whether it was the Vikings, Twins or Gophers. He was a friend of Bill W. for 40 years and was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley for many years. 

He is survived by his three daughters. Shelley Austin of Minneapolis, Jodi (Marty) Austin-Thompson of Rochester and Cynthia (Tim) Donaldson of Dodge Center; eight grandchildren, Meg (Alex) Olson, Annie Goerdt, Jocelyn Austin, Mikayla Austin, Bradyn Donaldson, Hannah Thompson, AJ Thompson and Nolan Thompson; one great-granddaughter, Hadleigh Austin; a sister, Joyce Jacobson of Harmony and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robert (Pat) Pierce and Paul (Helen) Tangen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia in 2004 and a brother, George. 

Funeral services for him will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Betsy Dartt and the Rev. Mark VanHouse officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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