Don Allan, 78, of Newton and formerly of Baxter, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home with his loving wife by his side.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the church with Pastor Rollin Watters officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Restland Cemetery in Baxter.
Don was born to Joseph and Helen (Stock) Allan in Newton, Iowa, on Dec. 1, 1933. He attended grade school at “Old Baxter” number 5 independent K-8th and then graduated from Baxter High School in 1952. After school Don began farming until he joined the Navy in 1956. He exited the Navy in 1958 and enrolled at Iowa State University. After college Don went back to farming, a career than lasted 33 years until his retirement in 1991. In February of 1972 Don married the love of his life, Sally Butler. Of this union one child was born. In 1996 Don joined the security staff at Prairie Meadows Casino and worked until his retirement in 2007.
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