Allen Folkerts, age 67, of Olivia died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Dassel Lakeside Community Home. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Burial will follow in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation is Friday at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.
Allen Dean Folkerts was born June 11, 1949 at Willmar, MN, to Lee and Lorraine (Lindquist) Folkerts. He grew up in Olivia and graduated from Olivia High School. Allen then graduated from Granite Falls Technical College with a degree in Mechanical Drafting and Design Technology. Allen served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Allen had enjoyed working for Renville County Parks Department especially planting trees. He also had been employed by Country Ford, Elk River Concrete and the Buffalo Lake Meat Packing Plant. Allen had enjoyed cars, motorcycles, music, and attending yard sales.
Allen is survived by his father Lee Folkerts; his brother Chuck (and Deb) Folkerts; his brother-in-law Bill Olson (and significant other Phyllis Moudry); his nephews: Jason (and Jenny) Olson, John Folkerts, and Matt (and Kathleen) Folkerts; his nieces: Kristin (and Bob) Schwier and Mamie Folkerts; his seven great-nieces and great-nephews; and also several friends. Allen was preceded in death by his mother Lorraine Folkerts; his sister Dianne Olson; his grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
Blessed Be His Memory