Allan Ray Button, 47, of CloquetPublished 9:59am Thursday, January 17, 2013 Updated 12:04pm Thursday, January 17, 2013
He was born on June 3, 1965, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Carol Jean (Johnson) Button. He attended Washington & Rossman Elementary in Detroit Lakes. He later attended Detroit Lakes High School where he was in Track & Field. Allan had a love for running and was very good at it.
He was self employed and worked various jobs throughout his life. Most recently he worked at his sister and brother in laws, Penny and Shane’s Hospitality House. Allan performed numerous duties such as grounds maintenance, housekeeping, and answering phones in the office.
His hobbies included eating, watching movies, and collecting things.
Allan had a deep love of nature and enjoyed any activities that would allow him to be outside. These included his love of fishing, where it was said that as long as there was a lake and fish he was happy.
He also enjoyed camping and hiking. Allan was very artistic and created many sketches and drawings. He was said to have two green thumbs and was known for his patience and love of everyone.
He had a willingness to help anyone in need regardless of their situation. Most of all, Allan loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his uncles, Ray and Chuck Johnson and a cousin, Beverly Brumley.
He is survived by his mother, Carol (John) Anderson of Fergus Falls; five children, Tessa Messerschmidt of Fergus Falls, Bobby Button of Lubbock, Texas, Calinda Button of Fargo, Allan “Lil Al” Jr., and Annamay Button of Fergus Falls; a step-son, Sid; four siblings, Penny (Shane) Shol of Barnum, Glen (Lisa) Button of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Pamela Nozdracher and Bobby Button, both of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, Paige Messerschmidt and Syriana Scott; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church
Service: 11 a.m, Saturday, at the Salvation Army Church, Fergus Falls
Clergy: Rev. Chuck Tysver
Burial: Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Pelican Rapids
Funeral Home: Faith and Hope Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Condolences may be sent online at www.faithhopefh.com