Duane Allison - Brookings


March 27, 1949 – June 26, 2018

Duane Lowell Allison, 69, of Brookings, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 

Memorial services are at 10 a.m Friday at First Lutheran Church in Brookings. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings. 

Duane was born March 27, 1949, in Volga, the son of Lynn and Lila (Thompson) Allison. Duane graduated from Brookings High School in 1967. He attended Wahpeton Trade School.  Then Duane transferred to Northern State College in Aberdeen. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education.  He worked for several years in lumber sales in Colorado and South Dakota.  He later pursued a degree in occupational therapy and graduated from the University of North Dakota. He worked as an occupational therapist for many years at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls. Duane retired in 2013 from the VA Hospital. 

Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing and blue grass music. He traveled extensively. Many of his travels were related to his interest in history. He was a member of First Lutheran Church.  Duane was a member of the Gideon Society. He led Bible studies in prisons. Duane was an active member and a past president of the Sons of Norway. 

He is survived by his sisters Marilyn Gisi (Andrew) and Sheryl Allison of Topeka, Kansas, and a brother Gary Allison (Terri) of Quinn; four nephews, two nieces, and five great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents a nephew Drew and niece Sarah.,

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.

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