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Jack William Allen 1910-1997


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/24/2011 at 00:59:25

Jack Allen
Estherville – Funeral services for Jack Allen, 86, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, March 3 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Tom Nash officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Estherville. He died on Friday, February 28 at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation was held Sunday at the Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville.

He was born on March 22, 1910 in Trent, S.D., the son of James and Sarah (Stilts) Allen. He received his education in the Windom, Minn. schools. He was united in marriage to Mary Hemphe on June 9, 1947 in Avoca, Minn. Following their marriage the couple farmed near Avoca for four years. They later moved to Estherville where he was employed for 26 years by T.E. Ibberson Construction of Minneapolis building feed mills and grain elevators. He retired in the late 1970s and was employed part time at K & S Lumber in Estherville.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3388, both of Estherville. He served in the United States army during World War II serving as a medic in North Africa and the European Theater.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Estherville; four daughters, Mrs. Bob (Laurie) Parker of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Jim (Joan) Moyer-Sherman of Johnston; Kathy Hopkins of Tempe, Ariz.; Mrs. Chris (Rochelle) Reinesch of Gilbert, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; David and Allen Parker; Heather and Heidi Moyer; Erin Hopkins; Christopher, Alissa and Kellie Reinesch; one brother, Hugh Allen of Estherville; and two sisters, Jenny Olson of Tracy, Minn.; and Lilla Schutts of Tracy, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 3, 1997)


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