Allen Norman Namminga(June 27, 1947 - June 25, 2014)
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 at the church, followed by a 7:00 p.m. prayer service.
Allen Norman Namminga, the third son of Andrew and Hattie (Wieten) Namminga, was born June 27, 1947 at Scotland. He passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Avera St. Michael’s Hospital in Tyndall.
Allen received his elementary education at Rueb Country School and graduated from Avon High School in 1965. He then went to Northwestern College in Orange City, IA and earned a B.S. Degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1969.
Allen married June Bosgraaf on June 28, 1969. They moved to Denver, CO for seven years where Al was a Mine Inspector for the Colorado Bureau of Mines. In 1976, their first child, Dawn was born in Denver and they moved to South Dakota where Allen started farming with his brother Don. Three sons were born to their union: Drew in 1978, Darin in 1980 and Dwight in 1982.
Allen made his confession of faith on June 8, 1964 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church. He was an active member all of his life, serving as deacon, catechism teacher and elder.
Allen also was a member of the Tractor Club, B-Y Water Board, where he served as president, and heavily involved in Gideons.
Allen enjoyed gardening, working on Volkswagens and his Model-A truck. When he would go places with his family, he was always talking to and teaching his children. Allen very much enjoyed his four grandchildren- they were a special blessing from the LORD.
Thankful for having shared his life are his wife June of Avon; four children: Dawn and husband Barnell Rogers of Beach Park, IL; Drew and wife Tami of Lynden, WA and their three sons: Mason, Kase, Asher; Darin and wife Jaime of Tempe, AZ and their daughter Sophia; and Dwight of Brookings; two brothers Lambert and wife Mary of Muskegon, MI and Donald and wife Beth of Avon; several nieces and nephews; and many relatives and friends.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Robert and Mildred Bosgraaf, and a niece Susan Namminga.