Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

March 6, 2014

Walter Joseph Allen, 88 April 19, 1925 - March 4, 2014

Walter Joseph Allen, 88, Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg.

Born April 19, 1925 in Decatur County, he was the son of William Walter and Velma Gayle (Skinner) Allen.

Walter helped his father as a painter, then worked in construction for several years. He then owned and operated Allen’s Mill-Right Service where he sold and serviced grain dryers.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a member of the American Legion. He had also been actively involved in the Greensburg Centennial in 1959.

He was married to Barbara Claudine Manley Aug. 9, 1944 and she preceded him in death Jan. 26, 2004.

He is survived by two sons, Steven Terry Allen, Indianapolis, Stanley Keith Allen, Indianapolis; two daughters, Barbara Kay Allen, Indianapolis, Rachel Symone Allen, Chicago; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; four brothers, Elda Allen, Nolan Allen, Charles Allen, Clinton Allen; two sisters, Katharine Hall, Bonnie Holzhause.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the funeral home, Rev. Dan Selby officiating.

Interment with full military services will be held in South Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Walter Joseph Allen Memorial Fund.

Online condolences at www.popfuneralhome.com

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