Allan Gene Doering

October 16, 1959 ~ February 24, 2014

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Allan Gene Doering, 54, Sioux Falls, died unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, February 24, 2014.

Visitation will begin at 1PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Memorial Services at 2PM. Pastor Marlin Haugrud will officiate.

Allan Gene Doering was born October 16, 1959, in Sioux Falls, to A.G. and Danielle (Ogdie) Doering. He attended school at the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School for several years and graduated from Washington High School in 1978. Allan then attended and graduated from USD-Springfield with Associate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Allan taught school in Brookings before he moved to Minneapolis where he taught at Brown Institute. He worked as an engineering consultant for Manley Group for several years before his illness forced him into early retirement.

Allan, despite his physical challenges, was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to go hunting, fishing, camping, and kayaking with his best friends, Stuart and Patrick. He also loved to travel. His family will always remember the ways he would give back to them by looking out for their best interests.

Allan is survived by his mother and step-father, Danielle and Roy Ehlen, Sioux Falls; two sisters, Laurie Nelson, Brandon, and Linda (Kevin) Fountain, Colton; one brother, Royce Ehlen, Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews, Ashlie (Ryan) Wingate, Brandon, Blake Nelson, Valley Springs, Casey Nelson, Brandon, Jamie (Matthew) Jones, Sioux Falls, and Talon Sauers, Sioux Falls; two great nephews, Keegan and Koen Wingate, Brandon; and his two best buddies, Stuart Walker and Patrick Donelan.

Allan is preceded in death by his father, A.G. Doering, and one sister, Marie Ehlen.

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  • Mimi Christensen says:

    Danielle and Roy, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words except to say we care and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mimi and Chuck Christensen
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Peggy Winterton says:

    Thinking of you and your family. Take care.

  • Steve Luke says:

    Sorry for your loss. Leaving you with many prayers.

  • Janet Rist says:

    Danielle and family. I am so sorry to read that your son passed away. Sincere sympathy to you all.

    Janet Rist
    Daytona Beach FL winter
    Brandon SD, Home

  • Kari McKenzie says:

    Allen was a nice person and I always enjoyed our visits. He was my friend first then I was his insurance girl. He was my computer guy, for he always knew all the answers and was willing to answer any questions I had. He will be missed! I hope to make it to the funeral if they clear the streets, for the tires on my car are from Arizona and actually brand new, but surely not made for this South Dakota weather! I am sorry for his loss!

  • Jamie Jones says:

    Uncle Ally as he was to me, was my most favorite uncle. As a child he had me nearly convinced I had elephants and giraffes living in my nose and he took me on my first roller coaster.I have wonderful memories with him during every milestone of my life and its hard to accept we won’t be able to make any new ones. Nevertheless, I will cherish those memories forever and think about them often. I miss you already uncle ally, love- your gummy bear.

  • Danielle Ehlen (Allan's Mother) says:

    Thanks to all of you that have said so many good things of my son. I loved him dearly and will miss him forever.

  • Jeff Seitz says:

    Im so sorry to hear of Allan’s passing…. I havent seen him since Crippled Childrens… But he was a great guy!! And a good friend…He will be missed!!

  • Thomas Bean says:

    I knew Allan back in 91 and we had a lot in common. Al was always excited about buying and using camping equipment, and we took a few trips down to his favorite stomping grounds along Lewis and Clark Lake-Springfield area. I remember a lot of good times playing computer games late into the night. Al was always a careful voice of reason with mature grounded sensible approach to Eastern religions: he was sort of a Buddha in his own way. I was shocked that he passed away at his age: he didn’t seem like one who would pass away at a relatively young age. He was healthy and happy last time I saw him? Hope he’s in a better place now.

  • Danielle Ehlen says:

    It has been a number of years since I lost my son-shine, Allan Doering,. I miss him every day and cry for him most nights.
    I loved him then and I love him now. Any of you who have lost children know the pain, and I wish you well…
    Allan’s loving mother, Danielle Ehlen

  • Jodie G says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You had a kind and loving son: he would have been anguished to cause you such deep sorrow. I hope memories of him and his spirit can live in your heart and mind and bring you comfort and peace.

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