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Donald John Allard, Jr.

September 28, 1950 November 12, 2019
Donald John Allard, Jr.
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Donald John Allard, Jr., 69, passed away suddenly at his home on November 12, 2019. He was born on September 28, 1950, the eldest son of Donald Sr. and Iris (Studley) Allard. He graduated from Tremper High School in 1968 and enlisted into the United States Army immediately thereafter. Don served valiantly from 1968-1971 as a medic in the Vietnam War. He sustained a war injury and was a decorated soldier and was profoundly affected by his service.

While on leave, Donald married Carol Angelo on December 3, 1970. They resided for a year in Germany where their eldest of three children was born. They later divorced. Donald worked for many years at Johnson Outboard Motors and later followed in his father’s footsteps when he completed heavy equipment training as an apprentice of the Operating Engineer’s Local 139. At times, he had the honor of working with his father and two of his brothers during his time in the union. He operated a variety of different machines over the years on various commercial and public works construction projects.

Donald found enjoyment in his love of the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared his love of these sports with many relatives and friends and opened his home as the proverbial “hunting camp” September to January every year. He also liked target practice and teaching others how to shoot guns and bows. He became an adept, self-taught gun-smith and his son, brothers, nephews, and friends often benefited from his vast knowledge and abilities in this area.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and brother-in-law, Wayne George. He is survived by his siblings: Linda (Bob) Queen, Susan Allard, and Phillip (Suzi) Allard, all of Cornell, WI, Paul Allard and Julie O’Neil, both of Kasson, MN, Sandra Allard of Chippewa Falls, WI, Joel (Judy) Allard of Holcombe, WI; his children: Sheri (Kenneth) Merrill of Kenosha, WI, Krisie (Nelson) Ashbrook, of Columbus, GA, Donald J. Allard, III (Hope) of Pleasant Prairie, WI; eleven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lake Holcombe Town Hall in Holcombe, WI, on November 22, 2019. Please gather and visit beginning at 3pm. Military Honors and Memorial at 4pm. Dinner will be served at the hall immediately after, with drinks following at the Black Bear Bar. The family is being assisted by the Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell, WI.


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Visitation

Friday

22

Nov

3:00 PM 11/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Holcombe Townhall

27475 Spooner Ave
Holcombe, WI 54745

Holcombe Townhall
27475 Spooner Ave Holcombe 54745 WI
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

22

Nov

4:00 PM 11/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Holcombe Townhall

27475 Spooner Ave
Holcombe, WI 54745

Holcombe Townhall
27475 Spooner Ave Holcombe 54745 WI
United States
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