Allan Walter Senty, the husband of his beloved wife Sparrow Senty, died on the morning of Friday September 30, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born September 7, 1925, in Arcadia, Wisconsin, the son of Walter and Alice Senty. He is survived by his wife Sparrow, his children Michael (Laurie) Senty, Leah Senty, Donna Senty, Jeffrey (Terrie) Senty, his brother Roger (Carol) Senty, and 9 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Allan was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters Lois Mae Wenger and Marjorie Jean Johnson.
He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Navy. His basic training was at Great Lakes Naval Base. He received further training as a Radioman. One of his early assignments was at Lido Beach, Long Island. It was then he met his future wife on a Sunday in September 1942. The conversation continued by correspondence when he was assigned to Destroyer Escort USS Burrows in the South Pacific. After the war he became one of the G.I.’s who pursued their further education. He studied Industrial Arts with an automotive major. His first job was in Jackson, Michigan. During this time, he became interested in a new program started by General Motors. He was hired as a New Products teacher. Allan’s passion for learning encompassed teaching automotive as well as psychology in the public schools and industry. He enjoyed extensive travel in the United States and Canada with his family, as well as exploring the Boundary Water Canoe Area. In the late 70’s and early 80’s Allan bought and rebuilt a resort in Northern Minnesota. In retirement, he enjoyed planning and building a log cabin and generously shared this joy with his friends and family. Allan and his wife Sparrow shared their 75th year of marriage on December 28, 2021. As Allan said, “We were married longer than Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.”
A private family burial service will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. At 4:00 pm on Friday, October 21 st there will be a memorial gathering for family and friends at FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at Meriter for their professional and compassionate care and specially to Dr. Felz and his staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Allan Senty to the First Unitarian Society or Olbrich Gardens.
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