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Allan Joseph Maltby

Allan Joseph Maltby

Allan Joseph Maltby


- July 31, 2019

Allan Joseph Maltby passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, in Rapid City, SD, of natural causes.

     Joe was born October 20, 1936, in Brainerd, MN, to Marjorie (Bascomb) and Joe Maltby.  They eventually moved to Huron, SD.

     Joe attended school at Huron.  In high school, he was active in band, playing the trumpet.  Joe graduated from Huron High School in 1954, and joined the Marine Corps on July 30, 1954.  Joe’s joining the military was in part from his father being in the Air Force, and he was a decorated war hero.  He was eventually killed in action in WW2, and had received the Purple Heart for his bravery.

     Joe was active in the Marines as he participated in the Marine Corps Band, was a member of the Military Police, and received a Good Conduct Medal while in service.  He was honorably discharged on July 29, 1957 with the rank of Corporal.

     After leaving the Marines, Joe went to nursing school in Sioux Falls, SD, for 3 years.  He then moved to Rapid City, SD, and worked for Benson Optical, and then he was transferred to Williston, ND.  This is where he met and married Betty Fugleberg on February 9, 1962.

     He was transferred to Aberdeen, SD, from his employment with Benson Optical.  This is where Joe and Betty had two children, Darin Maltby and Debbie (Maltby) Berg.  He worked for Benson’s for 17 years.  He then moved his family to Williston, ND, in 1977, where he worked in the oilfield until 1986, when the oilfield company he was working for went out of business.  Joe and Betty then moved to Spearfish, SD, and he worked for Wheeler Lumber in Whitewood, SD, until his retirement.

     Joe loved living in the Black Hills, often going motorcycle riding with his son and many friends.

     He is survived by his wife, Betty of Rapid City; his daughter, Debbie Berg and her husband, Steve, of Rapid City; his granddaughters, Adrian Miller and her husband, Preston, of Jamestown, ND, and Terry Falcon of Minot, ND; grandson, Devin Maltby, and granddaughter, Betty Maltby, both of Williston, ND.  He also has four great-grandchildren.

     Joe was preceded in death by his only son, Darin Maltby; his mother, Marjorie Maltby; and father, Joe Maltby.

     Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, at Black Hills National Cemetery with Pastor Johnathon Steiner officiating. 

     In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

     Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.



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