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Allan D. Austin -- Spring Valley

October 3, 2018

Funeral services for Allan Austin will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor Betsy Dartt and Pastor Mark VanHouse officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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

Allan Duane Austin was born 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. Allan 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.

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

Allan 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 brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Pat Pierce and Paul and Helen Tangen. Al is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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

The family wishes to thank Samaritan Bethany 3rd floor Country Club House staff and Seasons Hospice staff for their compassion and exceptional care.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

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