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Allen D. Armstrong - November 19, 2009


ALLEN D. ARMSTRONG
Allen D. Armstrong, 91, longtime Big Springs, Neb. resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 in the Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh, Neb.
Allen “Peck” Armstrong was born Feb. 27, 1918 in Keith County, Neb., the son of James and Maud Cummings Armstrong. He received his education in rural Perkins County schools.
On Feb. 8, 1941 Allen was united in marriage to Arlene D. Donahue at Harrisburg, Neb. The couple farmed and resided on their place 14 miles southeast of Big Springs for 56 years. They then moved into Big Springs and resided 12 years before moving to Miller Memorial Home in Chappell, Neb. in 2009.
He was a member of the Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting, gardening, and playing cards. He collected barbed wire and other artifacts and enjoyed welding artwork.
Preceding him in death was an infant daughter Gloria, seven brothers: Dean, Clayton, Raymond, Glenn, Walt, Ralph, and Ernie; and five sisters: Bertha Jergon, Mabel Dilley, Mary Welch, Betty McDonald, and Bessie McDonald.
Survivors include his wife Arlene Armstrong of Big Springs, two daughters: Beverly (Jerry) Baker of Westminster, Colo. and Connie (Jack) Barker of Corryton, Tenn. Two sons: Roger (Elaine) Armstrong of Ogallala and Mark (Michelle) Armstrong of Big Springs. Sister-in-law Leona Armstrong of Big Springs.
Also nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.
Rev. Joy Savage of the Big Springs United Methodist Church will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Big Springs United Methodist Church.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.