Kent Allison, 1930-2015

Published 11:08 am Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Funeral services for Kent J. Allison, 85, of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Round Prairie Lutheran Church. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Kent died on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at Prairie Senior Cottages, where he was loved and cared for by a wonderful staff.

Kent Allison

Kent Allison

Kent Johns Allison was born on Jan. 19, 1930, in Freeman Township, the son of Archie and Lavina (Nelson) Allison. He went to country school across the road from his family’s farm and graduated from Albert Lea High School. He began farming after high school. On March 2, 1952, Kent was united in marriage to Helen A. Brackey at North Prairie Lutheran Church in Scarville, Iowa. The couple farmed together on their family farm and in northern Minnesota, near Baudette. Kent was a lifelong member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church and a member of the Eagles and Elks. Kent loved his family dearly. He enjoyed farming, fishing and deer hunting, as well as snowmobile racing, ATVs and playing cards. Blessed be his memory.

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Survivors include his children Glenda (Greg Deppa) Lessman, Timothy (MaryAnn) Allison, Kayla (Dave) Bremer and Kristi (Steve) Monahan; grandchildren Joyelle (Brad) Kennedy, Joshua (Jenny) Lessman, John (Dawn) Lessman, Vanessa (fiance, Casey Arnold), Christopher and Alissa Allison, Nick (Jess) Bremer, Adam Bremer, Lauren (Mike) Nelson, Stacy Monahan, Shelly (Mike) Burtzel and Sara (Aaron) Norell; great-grandchildren Hannah, Nathan, Madelyn, Charley, Graham, Whitley, Trigg, Ava, Asher, Keaton, Cohen and Madelyn Jo; brother, Jack (Arlene) Allison; sister, Gail Harty; and many nieces and nephews.

Kent was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; son-in-law, Allan Lessman; an unborn grandchild; and his brother-in-law, Ted Harty.