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Allen Wienk

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Allen R. Wienk, 82, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away on Sat., April 16, 2022, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Fri., April 22, 2022, at First Congregational Church, Sioux Falls. Memorial visitation with family present will be from 5-7 p.m., Thurs., April 21, 2022, at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, Sioux Falls. Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church or Project CAR in Sioux Falls. An online guestbook and link to view the service are available at www.georgeboom.com.

Allen Roy Wienk, son of LeRoy and Frances (Marquardt) Wienk, was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Lake Preston, S.D. Following high school, he attended South Dakota State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree. Allen was united in marriage to Gloria Blote on May 6, 1962, in De Smet, S.D. Allen dedicated most of his career to Cenex and worked for them in Lismore, Minn., from 1964-1967. They then moved to Sioux Falls, where he worked as an Ag Product Rep until 1987 when they moved to Ontario, Ore., for a year. They moved back to Sioux Falls, where he managed a fertilizer plant until 1999. He worked in Canton for a bit as an Agronomy Manager before ending his career as a Petroleum Specialist. He took an early retirement and later delivered meals to students for the Sioux Falls School District and drove for Wheelchair Express and Sunset Shuttle.

Allen has been a long-time member of First Congregational Church in Sioux Falls, where he served on numerous boards and as an usher. He was one of the first drivers for Project CAR and drove for 30+ years. Allen was a past president of the South Dakota Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemical Association. He enjoyed making others laugh and was recruited to emcee multiple events throughout his life. Allen was a gifted wood worker and created many pieces enjoyed by family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, tending to his garden and playing cards with family and friends. Allen and Gloria enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states, Europe, Mexico, Africa and Canada.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gloria of Sioux Falls; daughters, Lisa (Chad) Coppess of Pierre and Darla (Melanie Frosch) Wienk of Sioux Falls; son, Brian (Amy) Wienk of Sioux Falls; grandchildren, Cody (Amanda) Coppess, Austin Wienk, Lucas Wienk and Levi Wienk; great-grandchildren, DeeJay and Dakota Coppess; sibings, Arnold (Carol) Wienk of Brookings, Vincent (Micky) Wienk of Custer, Janet (John) Koller of Edgemont and Susan (Ken) Everson of Hayti; brothers-in-law, Jerry Fyler of Sioux Falls and Larry Blote of Rapid City and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Frances and sister, Betty Fyler.

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