Duane J. Allen age 91, passed away peacefully Monday, February 13, 2012, while at St. Luke's Hospital Hospice.
Duane was born November 12, 1920 in Duluth to Sylvester and Julia Allen. He was a 1939 graduate of Denfeld High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during W.W. II. On March 28, 1944 Duane married Margaret "Marge" L. Mioch. He retired from U.S. Steel in 1972 after almost 30 years of service.
Duane enjoyed making bread and everyone loved eating the results. He was passionate about ballroom dancing and even took lessons.
Duane was a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church and served as an usher and greeter. He was a member of the American Legion Post #71 and A.A.R.P.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marge; two sisters, Maureen Reif, of Skadia, MI and Patricia Allen of Roseville, MN; nieces and nephews, Alene (Steven) Colvin, of Cottage Grove, MN, Susan (John) High, of Duluth, Kenneth (Suzette) Hantz, David (Jennifer) Hantz, and Donald (Kim) Hantz, all of Michigan, Jeremy High, of Duluth, Janet (John) Scanlon, of Saginaw, Joan Smith, of Florida, Jack A. Johnson, of Alaska, five step nieces and nephews; dear friends and neighbors, Arthur and Fay Swede and family.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be given to St. James Catholic Church or the donor's choice.
Visitation from 10:00am until the 11:00am Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 20th at St. James Catholic Church, 721 N. 57th Ave. W. Please leave a memory of Duane or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N. 56th Ave. W.