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William Lloyd Allie

William Lloyd Allie, 80, Brookings, died June 24, 2001, at Curry Good Samaritan after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Michigan City, Ind., to Joseph and Pearl (Levenson) Allie.

He was raised and educated in Michigan City, then attended the University of Maryland in Heidelburg, Germany.

Mr. Allie fought in World War II with the Rainbow Division in Belgium and Germany from 1944-1946.

He was awarded the European, African, Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with two bronze stars, the American Theater ribbon, Good Conduct medal and World War II victory medal.

He married Shirley Dressel Dec. 31, 1948, in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Mr. Allie traveled extensively with U.S. AID to Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Vietnam and Washington, D.C.

He worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development and retired in 1976. He then worked for San Diego County retiring in 1992. He moved to Brookings in February 1994 from San Marcos, Calif.

He was a member of the Freemasons in Beirut, Lebanon, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in San Marcos.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Allie or Brookings; son, Joseph Allie of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughters and son-in-laws, Susie and Vic Williams of Brookings; Terry and Jake Cicio of Montevallo, Ala.; Annie Allie Prince and Tom Prince of Brookings; daughter, Jeannie Diederich and her fiance, Jeff Hall of Escondido, Calif.; sister, Freda Winski of Michigan City, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Allie of Marquette, Mich.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Tina Sawyer of Bend; Tara Yates, Linda Dornbusch and Victor Williams III, all of Brookings; Vinnie Cicio-Montevallo of Alabama.; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Cameron Yates; Andrew Dornbusch.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Joseph and Pearl Allie; sister-in-law Marie Boza; and brother-in-law Nate Winski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Curry Good Samaritan, P.O. Box 1217, Brookings, OR 97415.

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