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Allan Button

June 3, 1965-Jan. 12, 2013

Allan Ray Button, 47, of Cloquet, Minn., died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet.

He was born the son of Carol Jean (Johnson) Button on June 3, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Washington and Rossman elementary schools in Detroit Lakes. He later attended Detroit Lakes High School, where he was in track and field. Allan had a love for running and was very good at it.

Allan was self employed and worked various jobs throughout his life. Most recently he worked at his sister and brother-in-law's, 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.

Surviving Allan are 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, both of Fergus Falls; a stepson, Sid; four siblings, Penny (Shane) Shol of Barnum, Glen (Lisa) Button of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Pamela Nozdracher and Bobby Button of Minneapolis; two grandchildren, Paige Messerschmidt and Syriana Scott; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Faith & Hope Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Salvation Army Church, Fergus Falls, with Pastor Chuck Tysver officiating.

Interment will be in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Pelican Rapids.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Faith & Hope Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fergus Falls. Online condolences and video tributes are at