Allan O. Kreiman, 96, of Fort Dodge, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.
In accordance with Allan's wishes, cremation rites will take place at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Grave side services, with military honors, will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Allan is survived by his wife Alice Joan; his daughters, Lorraine (Bill) Cobb; Leora (Tom) Ralston; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his sister Alice Palmer, Fort Dodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Richard, John and Carl Kreiman and his sister Mary Frances Scheideman.
Allan O. Kreiman, the son of Carl H. and Gertrude R. (Davis) Kreiman, was born October 6, 1916, in Fort Dodge. He attended Lutheran schools and lived in the Fort Dodge area his entire life. Allan served in the National Guard when his unit was then transferred into the U.S. Army 10th Station Hospital during World War II. He served in Northern Ireland and then was transferred to Davyhulme, England before joining a quartermaster trucking unit. He served in France and Antwerp, Belgium. On June 29, 1944, Allan was united in marriage to Alice Joan Hutchinson at West Kirby Liverpool, England. Following his discharge he returned to the United States. Allan was employed with Wilbert Vault Company, the street department for the city of Fort Dodge and with Hormel's for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1979.
Allan was a long time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was a life member of the V.F.W. and Disabled American Veterans. He loved to ride Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed gardening, fishing, and playing pool at the Senior Center. Allan and Alice spent many wonderful evenings ballroom dancing. Allan was truly proud of his family members who also served their country in the U.S. military including his sons-in-law and grandsons.