December 15, 1929 - June 23, 2021
Duane Earl Allard, left his earthly life to be reunited with his beloved wife Darlene, on June 23, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home after a brief illness. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021 at Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Double interment of Duane and Darlene’s cremated remains will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Duane was born December 15, 1929 in Callender, Iowa to Ben and Ruth Allard. He attended country school in Webster County. He served in the National Guard. He came from a long line of farmers and that was his chosen occupation for all of his life- whether it was full time farming, helping his son farm or growing a large garden after his retirement. His love of the land, nature and wildlife were lifelong passions. He did not miss a day of feeding his birds. On August 27, 1950 Duane married the love of his life, Darlene Showers, at Epworth Methodist Church in Fort Dodge, IA. They raised five children together in rural Fort Dodge where they lived their entire married life. Duane enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, cards and board games, bowling, and gambling with family and friends. Duane and Darlene enjoyed morning games of Yahtzee and watching Wheel of Fortune. His greatest joy was his family and he will be deeply loved and missed by all of them forever. Duane is survived by his children, Sandy (Jim) Wafful of Barnum, Kathy (Jeff) Daniel, Barb Allard, Steven (Susan) Allard all of Fort Dodge, and Holly (Dennis) Feldmann of Manson; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren with another one due in December. Also surviving are his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Betty Showers, sister-in-law Anna Maddox and brother-in-law Duane Johnson and numerous extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene in 2019 after 69 years of marriage; his parents, Ben and Ruth Allard; his sister and brother-in-law Annette and Junior Williams; son-in-law Bob Maguire, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Ernest and Violet Showers; -in-laws Marian (Roy) Pine, Verla (Marvin) Pollock, Eldon Showers, Lillian Johnson and several other relatives. Memorials may be left to the charitable discretion of the family.
Duane Earl Allard, left his earthly life to be reunited with his beloved wife Darlene, on June 23, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home after a brief illness. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Gunderson... View Obituary & Service Information
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