Allene Agnes Halvorson, 93, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Stacyville Community Nursing Home, Stacyville, Iowa.

Allene was born July 27, 1920, in Newburg Township, St. Ansgar, Iowa, to Robert C. Rosenberg and Caroline (Lena) A. Dieterichs. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural St. Ansgar. She completed school through grade 8, and then worked for neighboring farm families.

Allene was a wonderful cook, gardener and enjoyed weaving rugs. She was a volunteer for the Mitchell County Cancer drive and an active member of First Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar. Alton Halvorson and Allene Rosenberg were united in marriage March 23, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural St. Ansgar.

Allene is survived by sons, Wayne (Kathy) Halvorson of Chatfield and Curt (Annette) Halvorson of St. Ansgar; along with seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Andy) deLeon of Lakeville, Brian (Emily) Halvorson of Eyota, Ben (Jennifer) Halvorson of Chatfield, Julie (Mike) Sogla of Northfield and Nick (Anna) Halvorson, Thomas (Leah) Halvorson and Valerie (Cory) Johnson all of St. Ansgar; and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Betty Halvorson, of Casa Grande, Ariz.

Allene was preceded in death by her parents, brothers/sisters-in-law, Roy and Savera Rosenberg, Lawrence and Esther Rosenberg, Elmer and Pearl Rosenberg, Rueben Rosenberg, Harvey and Irene Boettcher all of St. Ansgar, Gerald Halvorson of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Melvin and Esther Quam of Austin/Minneapolis.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 21, at First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar. Burial was at First Lutheran Cemetery in St. Ansgar.

Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, 641-713-4920,