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Published June 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Allen Willert

Allen Willert, of Scottsdale, Arizona recently passed away at age of 87. Allen and his twin sister Aldene were born on February 8, 1926 on a far, near Page, North Dakota.

He was a superior athlete and lettered in four sports while in high school. Allen was a tank driver in Germany for the US Army during World War II and returned to this country on the same ship carrying the surviving members of the Glenn Miller Band.

Allen Willert

Allen Willert, of Scottsdale, Arizona recently passed away at age of 87. Allen and his twin sister Aldene were born on February 8, 1926 on a far, near Page, North Dakota.

He was a superior athlete and lettered in four sports while in high school. Allen was a tank driver in Germany for the US Army during World War II and returned to this country on the same ship carrying the surviving members of the Glenn Miller Band.

He graduated from Moorhead State Teachers College (now Minnesota State University Moorhead) and received his Master of Education degree at University of North Dakota in 1959. After graduation, Allen taught high school, coached basketball, farmed, and served as a School Superintendent. Al was deeply devoted to God, family, and country. He married Ella Mae Hove of Grafton in 1950 and they migrated to the Phoenix area in 1961.

Allen was a well-known and popular teacher with the Scottsdale School District for nearly twenty-five years and held Emeritus Membership in Phi Delta Kappa International Honorary. Following early retirement, the Willerts spent much time traveling and summering in Oceanside, California. Allen and Ella Mae celebrated sixty years of marriage in 2010. Rest in peace beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 11th in Scottsdale.

Contributions may be made to Abiding Savior Community Church, 515 E. Continental Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

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