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Allan R. Markgraf, 85

Published 11:05am Monday, September 23, 2013

Allan R. Markgraf, 85, of Austin, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at The Cedars of Austin.

Allan Markgraf
Allan Markgraf

Allan Rudolph was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn. to Rudolph and Florence (Iverson) Markgraf. In 1944, he entered military service in the United States Navy where he served as an aviation machinist. On Dec. 23, 1947, Allan was united in marriage to Anna Malloy at the Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1948, Allan and Anna moved to Austin where he began his 30-year career with Hormel. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1216, and former member and usher at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Allen loved his dogs and pheasant hunting, and treasured the family fishing trips ‘up north’. Allan was a proud member of AA for more than 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Markgraf of Austin; daughter, Pamela (Dr. Michael) Maxwell of Adrian, Mich.; son, Michael Markgraf of Austin; grandchildren, Jon, Patrick, and Katherine; great granddaughter, Olivia; He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia; brother, Neil and sister-in-law, Evelyn.

Private family services are scheduled. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1216 and American Legion Post 91. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Allan Markgraf
Allan Markgraf

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