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Wally Allen

Jan 17, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11 at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Rapid City, S.D. for Dennis “Wally” Allen, 69, Rapid City, S.D., who died Saturday, Jan. 4 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Wally was born October 17, 1944 in Jamestown, a son of Clifford “Pete” and Florence (Kelly) Allen. In 1948 he and his family moved to Esmond. He graduated from high school in 1962 and moved to Rapid City. In 1964 he married Linda Hime. At that time he began employment with the Freed’s Furniture family. On December 30, 1981 he married Louetta Whitney.

He is survived by his wife, Louetta, Rapid City, S.D.; daughters, Beck Wickenhagen, Kelly Langdeau and Jodi Elmore, all of Spearfish, S.D.; stepsons, Wayne “Skip” Whitney, Rapid City, S.D.; Merlin Whitney, Folsom, S.D.; stepdaughters Tamara Rister, Rapid City, S.D.; Cynthia Devens, Sauk Center, Minn.; sisters, JoAnn Anderson, Rugby; Melanie Gilbertson, Crookston, Minn.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Clifford “Skip” Allen.

Casketbearers were his grandchildren.

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