Allan Burtness 81, of Lugana Hills, Calif., died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Saddleback Hospital in Lugana Hills.

He was born June 20, l930, in Spring Grove to Henry and Ruth Burtness. He graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1949.

Allan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and spent several months in Korea.

In 1996, he was united in marriage to Jackie Shulman of Laguna Beach. They resided there until his death.

Allan was an accountant who operated the Burtness Tax Service after his father retired. In l985, he moved to California, where he continued the accounting career.

Allan was been a lifelong member of Post 249 of the American Legion in Spring Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie of Laguna Nigel, Calif., and his brother, Howard of Spring Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an older sister, Katherine in 1993.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove.