WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Allan Jay Tate

    Funeral services for Allan Jay Tate were held May 19, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove, MN. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Allan, 77, Walnut Grove, MN died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center.  

    Allan  was born April 28, 1937 in Walnut Grove, MN to John and Mary (Anderson) Tate.  He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Allan attended Walnut Grove High School.  On February 15, 1960 he married Helen Cole in Coolville, OH.  Allan owned and operated Tate Trucking for many years and logged many, many miles.  He sold the business in 1992.  He went on to drive truck for various companies.  Allan loved living in Walnut Grove; whenever he was away, he was anxious to return home.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on the church council.  Allan enjoyed fishing, gardening, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.  

    Survivors include his wife Helen; daughters June (Scott) Hoffman and Lisa (David) Hoffman, all of Walnut Grove; grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) VanOverbeke, Kristie Hoffman, Abby Hoffman, and Josh Hoffman; brother Kenny (Audrey) Tate of Mankato; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

    Preceding him in death were his parents, son Mark, and brother Lyle.