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Allen Sigafus

Senior Services Customer

What is your connection with SSB?

I have macular degeneration in both eyes. I use several machines from SSB.

Hometown?

Mankato.

What do you do for fun?

Enjoy sitting outside in the sun.

Favorite travel destination(s)?

Canada.

Who or what inspires you?

Governmental reform needs.

A personal accomplishment that makes you proud?

When I was employed by the Blue Earth County Welfare Board there was a total staff of ten employees and one social worker. In about 15 years I had convinced a conservative board to increase the staff to 50 employees with two units of social workers with two trained supervisors.

What was the first job you ever had?

Farm work for my brother.

Any interesting jobs you’ve had throughout your career?

Flight engineer on a B-17 bomber in Europe during WWII. Following services and college I was county welfare director. I’ve been interested in making reforms in human service programs and in all government provided services.

Something about you that most people don’t know?

I stand alone in my efforts to make governmental reforms.

Favorite food or restaurant?

Fish.

What book is on your nightstand?

With poor eyesight I cannot read. Using SSB reader I have “read” more books in last two years than I’ve read in all my life.

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be?

President Lincoln.

Photograph of  Allen  Sigafus
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