Donald “Don” Eugene Allen, 85, of Melvin, passed away at 11:58 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at his home.
His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at United Methodist Church Melvin with Pastor Liz Reis officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City.
Interment will be in Melvin Cemetery in Melvin. Memorial Contributions may be directed to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
Don was born on October 7, 1935 in Roberts to Sidney Lawson and Jewel Corn Allen. He married Evelyn Netherton on August 12, 1956 at United Methodist Church Melvin.
Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn; children, Lois (Robert) Miller of Piper City, Debrah (Paul) Medich of Granger, IN, and David Eugene (Kathy) Allen of Sunman, IN; grandchildren, Angie, Rick, Jenny, Chris, and Brandon; six great grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Lloyd (Ruby) Allen, Dorcus (Ray) Diskin, Gary (Mary) Allen, Bill (Sonia) Carlton, Sherry Lindsey, Randy (Janet) Allen, Laura (Steve) Hunter, and Sandy (Nicky) Latham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Geraldine, and infant sister, Alberta.
Don owned and operated his own auto mechanic shop, Allen’s Garage in Melvin for over 49 years until his retirements in 2005. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years with the Roberts-Melvin Fire Department. He enjoyed working and tinkering. He also enjoyed history and ancestry. Don adored his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
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