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Allen L. Drovdal
1940 - 2014
Florence, South Dakota

Allen L. Drovdal, age 74, of Florence, SD, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Rita Drovdal, his father, Mr. Carl Drovdal, his mother, Mrs. Verna (Rohde) Drovdal, and his sister, Mrs. Barbara Lee. He is survived by his daughters and son, Mrs. Marlene Mair Lee’s Summit, MO; Ms. Dee Drovdal Liberty, MO; Mrs. Fayette Bohl Blue Springs, MO; Ms. Sharon Kuckelman Overland Park, KS; Mrs. Carla Fuller Gladstone, MO; and Mr. Keith Drovdal Florence, SD; and his sister, Mrs. Kathy Jorgenson Waubay, SD. He is also survived by 17 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.

Military Memorial Services were held November 29, 2014 11 AM at Pointe of Hope Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, MO. In lieu of flowers, please send the family cards in C/O Fayette Drovdal Bohl, 1301 SW Kingscross Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014. A booth to commerate Allen’s life will be at the South Dakota Trappers Association’s 2015 Fall Rendezvous in Clark, SD on September 11 & 12, 2015, where a card box will also be available. Let his family know of a tale or two you have of Allen. A date has not been set for the spreading of his ashes at Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Summit, SD. It will be arranged after his military marker is placed.

Allen was born on August 6th, 1940 in Webster, SD. He went home from the hospital to their residence in Summit, SD. Allen attended school there and graduated from Summit High School in 1958. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1958. He served his country until 1961, receiving an honorable discharge. He transferred into the Marine Corps Reserve. Allen attended college in Brookings, SD from 1962-1963. He joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol in 1963 and served the State for 14 years until 1977. He was married to the mother of his children, Mrs. Donna Grant, in May 1963 in Summit, SD. They moved to Huron, SD where they resided until 1985. Allen started his own business, The Moonlight Fur Farm, in 1975 which moved with him to Florence, SD. He married Ms. Rita Woolsey in 1989 in Brookings, SD. They resided in Florence, SD. He became a Security Guard at the Dakota Sioux Casino until he retired in 2006 to take care of his wife. His wife passed away in 2008.

He held a lifelong membership to the National Trappers Association, the South Dakota Trappers Association, the National Rifle Association, and the SD Marine Corp League. He loved to hunt and trap, it was his true love. He was a collector of any and every type of pistol, rifle, and trap. His dogs, Bandit and Copper, were his current “babies”. He will be truly missed by all of those whose heart he touched.