Allan C. Rambow
Allan Charles Rambow, 91, of Willmar, died Monday, August 16th at Compassionate Cottages in Willmar. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Monday, August 23rd at Bethel Lutheran Church with interment in Clover Leaf Cemetery. The service will be livestreamed via www.bethelinwillmar.org. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Sunday, August 22nd at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. www.hafh.org
Allan was born February 1, 1930, in St. John’s Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, the son of Charles and Bertha (Rusten) Rambow. He attended country grade school in Priam and graduated from Willmar High School in 1948. Following high school, he farmed in the area before being united in marriage to Carol Berg on June 20, 1953 at Bethel Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed near Priam and Willmar before moving to their farm by Kandiyohi. In 1968 he started working for the United States Postal Service while farming, eventually becoming fulltime, retiring in the late 1990’s. He was very active in the Rural Letter Carriers Association both locally and nationally.
While they lived and farmed near Priam, he attended Raymond United Methodist Church where he was baptized and confirmed and after moving to their farm near Kandiyohi, joined Tripolis Lutheran Church where he had served on the church council. For the past several years, he has been a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
All through his life, Allan loved all sports, whether he was playing or watching, and attending many of his children and grandchildren’s events as well. He even had the privilege of winning a Fastpitch Championship. Not only did he love sports, he was a gifted woodworker, making many gifts for his family and others and since 1948, he never missed a deer hunting season with his family. Community involvement was equally important to Allan as he served on the Raymond School Board for many years and was active in Senior Citizens. Allan and Carol were honored as the Outstanding Kandiyohi County Senior Citizens and Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors. Allan was also a proud member of Sons of Norway.
Surviving are his wife, Carol; sons, Jere (and Michele) Rambow of Litchfield, David (and Simone) Rambow of Cologne, and Dean (and Linda) Rambow of Lindstrom; six grandchildren: Eric (and Meghan) Rambow, Carin (and Justin) Martinson, Krista (and Chaz) Ochsendorf, Kyle (and Andria) Rambow, Kory (and Missy) Rambow, Katelyn (and Travis) Genz and 16 great grandchildren: Erika, Avery, Jadin, Jakob, Magnus, Victoria, Logan, Ian, Riley, Henry, Hadley, Easton, Colt, Cooper, Asher and Raegan Carol. Also surviving are his siblings: Marian Larson, Mavis Hultgren and Judy (and Rollie) Boll, all of Willmar; sisters-in-law, Donna Dee Rambow and Signe Rambow, both of Willmar and brother-in-law, Marlin (and Donna) Berg of Pipestone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Gerald, Glen and Floyd; brothers-in-law, Earl Larson and Donald Hultgren and sisters-in-law, Lillian Rambow and Mary Fransen.