Allen John Strand, 77, of Forest City died Monday, September 29, 2014 at his home. Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. October 8, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City with Rev. Rod Hopp officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Private family inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Forest City. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Forest City Ambulance services.
Allen John Strand was born January 8, 1937 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the son of Arthur William and Muriel (Strand) Strand. He graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton, SD in 1955. Allen has been a long time Forest City resident, working for Winnebago Industries for a brief period and as a janitor at the Winnebago Court House for many years. He served on the Forest City Ambulance crew for many years, where he drove and also kept their books. He was a long time member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where he was active, served as a part-time janitor when needed and also helped with broadcasting the church services on the radio for many years. He enjoyed technology and had a passion for genealogy research. He was also was a member of the sons of Norway.
Allen is survived by his siblings, Corrine Mix of Chisago City, MN, Howard Strand of Milltown, WI and James (Carol) Strand of Chatfield, MN; nieces, Heidi (Eric) Wallace, Sarah (Chris) Weber, Amy (Peter) Johns, Emma Strand and Carrie Strand and two great nephews, Luke and Mason Weber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, David Mix.
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