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Duane Henry Alliman was born September 23, 1930 in Henry County, Iowa the son of William D. And Lydia Mae (Neff) Alliman. He graduated from Wayland High School in 1949. He served in the United States Navy from January of 1951 to October of 1954 during which time the U.S. was involved in the Korean Conflict. As a result of his inablitiy to get leave, he was married to his high school sweetheart, Erma Davison on July 3, 1951 in Key West, Florida.
After returning from the Navy, Duane went to barber school in Des Moines, Iowa. He owned and operated his own shop in Winfield, Iowa from 1960 to1970. In 1970, he accepted the position of Administrator of the Parkview Nursing Home in Wayland, Iowa until retiring from there in 1990.
He was an active member of the Independent Bible Church and over the years served in many capacities. Among those were board member, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher and youth leader. Duane enjoyed traveling with his wife, Erma. He also loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Some of the hobbies Duane enjoyed in his free time were woodworking which included making furniture and refinishing antiques. He also enjoyed clock making, fishing and camping. Duane was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Erma of Wayland, two daughters, Adelee (Michael) Drake of Florence, Colorado, Julia (Timothy) Barta of Hiawatha, Iowa, two sons, Douglas (Julie) Alliman of Wichita, Kansas, Randall (Kay) Alliman of Biggsville, Illinois, seven grandsons and one granddaughter, five great grandchildren and two sisters, Betty (Paul) Brewer of Muscatine, Iowa and Wanda (Allard) Nayadley of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Preceding Duane in death were his parents, one son, Lonn Alliman and one brother, William (Billy) Alliman, Jr.
Please accept our deepest sympathies, you and your family will be in our prayers.
Martha & Jerry Neff Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Aunt Erma and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great person and I'm glad that he was my uncle.
Susan Pasterkiewicz Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Erma, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay your beloved Duane to rest, God will Bless you the coming days to help you through this heartbreaking time. You were so kind when we visited my sister, Helen by bringing by those delicious cinnamon rolls. Your kindness will always be remembered. God Bless you, Darlene Walker
Darlene Stumbo Walker Nov 13 2012 12:00 AM
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Alliman Family during the difficult days ahead. Graig,Lisa,Christopher,Craig,Sharon,Carson,John,Rachael&John
The Stauffer Family Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Sharing in your sorrow.
Ann Osterberg Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Thinking about you...Prayers going up for peace and comfort...
Robin Rich Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in the homegoing of Duane. We have many fond memories of him. Sincerely, Mark and Marcia Weaver and family
Marcia Weaver Nov 12 2012 12:00 AM
Erma and family Im sorry for your loss. I will dearly miss him. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother. he might not said a word but u could tell it in his eyes and the expression on his face. Those are the moments ill treasure So take care of yourself and dont be a stranger Love Jennifer
Jennifer Grelk Nov 11 2012 12:00 AM