Allan Joseph Hames, 85, of Kasson, passed away at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield surrounded by his family on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Allan was born on Sept. 16, 1933, to Joseph and Dora (Sueverkruepp) Hames in Altamont, S.D.

Allan attended West Concord schools and later obtained his GED. He later served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954, during the Korean War. Allan married Carol Ross on Oct. 16, 1954, in Owatonna.

After returning from the war, he worked as a milk hauler and then for the Owatonna Tool Company. He later worked for IBM, retiring after 33 years. After retirement, he drove bus for Kasson-Mantorville schools for 12 years.

Allan enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, having coffee with his buddies, and spending many countless hours at the Kasson American Legion and Mantorville VFW, where he served on the Color Guard, and held various positions at the clubs.

Allan is survived by his wife, Carol Hames; children, Ken (Joni Brooks) Hames of Pine Island, Rhonda Johnson of Kasson, Judy (Ron) Twaddle of Kasson, Curtis (Melissa) Hames of Rochester, and Michelle (Hames) of El Cajon, Calif.; sisters, Irene (Delmont) Martin of Hayfield, Norma Behne of Owatonna, Ann (Jerry) Palmquist of Chisholm, Minn.; brothers, Wayne Hames of Mesa, Ariz., and Jim (Jeanie) Hames of Salina, Kan.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother, Richard; and two sisters, Jody Hames and Margaret Baumgartner.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 801 Seventh St. SE, Kasson, with Pastor Dave Efflandt officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson. After the interment, military honors will be provided by the Kasson American Legion. Following the funeral luncheon at the funeral home, family and friends are invited to join the family for a social gathering at the Kasson American Legion, 212 West Main St, Kasson.

Blessed be his memory.

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