Richard A. “Small” Allison, Sr. 76, of Toledo, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Born August 14, 1945, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he was the son of Vernon A. and Mary Lou (Salvatore) Allison. Shorty was a 1964 graduate of Fort Dodge High School. He then served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. Shorty married Karen Brown on August 17, 2007. He retired in 2007 from the International Union of Operations Engineers, Local 18, working for Jeffers Crane for 25 years. Shorty loved dirt racing, NASCAR, horses and watching his grandsons struggle.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Karen; children, Anthony (Lynn) Allison, Rich (Tracy) Allison, Troy (Michelle) Allison and Heather (Billy) Schetter; brothers, Vern (Linda) Allison, Texas, Jim (Lois) Allison, Fort Dodge and Don (Ferol) Allison, Oregon; sisters, Tootie Allison, Des Moines, Eva (Michael) Fisher, Donna (Kenny) Johnson, Joyce (Cecil) Phipps, Grimes and Virginia Holcomb; grandchildren, Riley (Kyle Smith) Allison, McKenzie Allison, Brittany (James) Pickens, Mason Allison, JT (Nane) Allison, Trent Allison, Luke Allison and Titus Allison; great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Presley and Cali.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, 1st wife Sharon and 5 sisters and husbands and 2 brothers-in-law, Verna Mae & Joe Dudley, Tx, Deloris & Edwin Schultze of MN, Mardella & Ray Donaldson of Chicago, Caroline & Frank St. Clair of San Diego, Monna and Willard Saboe of Fort Dodge, and 2 brothers-in-law Louis Holcomb of MN and Dennis Allison of Des Moines.

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