ALLEN CHARLES WILLMANAllen Charles Willman, 86, of Duluth, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in St. Luke’s hospital.
Allen Charles Willman, 86, of Duluth, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in St. Luke’s hospital.
Allen was born in Duluth on July 7, 1927, to John and Ollie Willman, After attending Denfeld High School, Allen went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving over seas during World War II. Allen continued his military career by joining the U.S. Army in 1953, earning the Army of Occupation Metal, and the National Defense Service Metal. Upon serving his country he met and married the love of his life, Janice, on, Oct. 14, 1959, and started their journey together.
Allen was a life long teacher, including many years in Duluth public schools after graduating with a master’s degree in education from University of Minnesota Duluth.
Allen was an active member of the Duluth community, he was proud to serve in many organizations including but not limited to MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), Alpine Ski Club, UMD Duluth Extension Program, UMD Alumni Association, UMD Foundation, supported the Duluth Police K9 Unit, and Animal Allies. Allen took great pride in being a resident of Duluth, and believed in helping and serving others on a daily basis.
Allen was a member of the Elsing Chapel of Ecuman Lakeshore, and a past member of Christ Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Janice; parents; and brother Robert.
Allen is survived by his daughters, Ann (Hemant) Trehan of Woodbury, Minn., and Christine Archambeault of Proctor; grandson Seth Archambeault; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation continues at 10 until the 11 a.m. service Thursday. Inurnment will be at Oneota Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second St., Duluth MN 55805. 218-727-3555.www.doughertyfuneralduluth.com