Allen Raymond Dumstorff was born August 8, 1943, in Estherville, Iowa, son of Henry and Regina (Schiltz) Dumstorff. He grew up in Bancroft and attended St. John's Catholic Schools. He enlisted in the Iowa National Guard.
Allen moved out West to work road construction where he met and married Sue Musick on May 16, 1969. He really enjoyed working road construction and operating heavy equipment, building roads in Colorado and Wyoming. He moved back to Bancroft in 1976 to farm with his Dad. He enjoyed farming and checking the crops. He also worked for Mankse Drainage running heavy equipment.
Allen loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and visiting with his friends. He enjoyed watching the stock market, traveling, going to National Parks, hunting, and fishing and keeping up with the latest news. He really enjoyed being around people.
Allen died Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by his family who will miss him greatly. He was 78.
He is survived by his daughter, Traci, and her husband Matt Bendlin of Mankato, MN; son, Brian and his wife Jocelyn of Urbandale, IA; grandchildren, Libby and Jack Dumstorff; brother, Eugene (Sandy) of Kasson, MN; sisters-in-law, Alice Dumstorff of Bancroft and Bernadette Dumstorff of Kansas City, MO; and ex-wife, Sue; and many nieces and nephews.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edwin and Leon.