Allen E. Rados, age 73, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda, South Dakota.
Memorial services are 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791 and SD Army National Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial at the funeral home.
Allen was born November 8, 1941 in Avon, South Dakota to Joseph and Grace (Kuca) Rados. He grew up in the Wagner area and attended Lone Tree No. 5 country school. He then helped on the family farm before enlisting in the United States Army in December 1963. Allen and was stationed in Ft. Richardson, Alaska and Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio and received his GED and then Dental Assistance Training. Allen was discharged from the Army in November 1964 to help on the farm because of his father's farming accident. In 1976, he moved to Yankton and worked at Boller Printing for six years and then Domino's Pizza for 14 years. Allen also spent the last 20 years delivering several newspapers including the Yankton County Observer, Yankton Press and Dakotan, Argus Leader and Missouri Valley Shopper.
Thankful for having shared his life are his brother, Clayton Rados of rural Dante, South Dakota; sister, JoAnne (Richard) Ishmael of Altamont, Illinois; two nieces; one nephew; and nine great nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents; aunts, Olive Buus, Wilma Hennies, Edith Goodoein, Alice Duncanson, Mary Andersh and Barb Kafka; and an uncle, Richard Kuca.
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My sympathy. It was an honor to get to know Allen. I am grateful for the opportunity to know him and work with him. God bless.
Clayton and family - our deepest sympathies to all. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Bud & Bernie Koupal
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