Harold L. Allen, 91, of Oshkosh, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 2012 at his home in Oshkosh.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Oshkosh with Pastor Ray Weinerman officiating. Masonic Rites will be held at the church. Inurnment will follow at the Oshkosh City Cemetery with Military Honors.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.
Holechek Funeral Home & Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Allen family.
Harold LeRoy Allen was born August 27, 1920 on the family farm in Lenora, Kansas to Clarence and Bessie (Bayer) Allen. He grew up on the farm and attended the Lenora Rural Schools graduating from high school in 1938.
He was united in marriage to Edith Wiltfong on March 13, 1942 at Denver, Colorado. To this union 2 children were born: David and Barbara.
After farming for 24 years and providing his children and wife with their educations he sold the farm in 1970. He worked for a time at Norton State Home for special children and lived in several cities such as Lenora, Holdrege, Nebraska, and Denver, Colorado. While working in Denver he built a home north of Lake McConaughy and retired there in 1984. His wife, Edith, passed away in 1988 from cancer.
He later met and married Joan Frye on October 9, 1999 at Lewellen, Nebraska. They enjoyed their many years together and with their families.
During his life he was a member of the Masons, Knights Templar and Shriners. He also served as President of the City Chamber, was a 4-H leader and served on many church boards. He truly enjoyed whatever he was involved with.
In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family and playing cards. He enjoyed remodeling houses and antiquing. He was very proud of all that he accomplished.
Survivors include his wife, of Oshkosh; son, David Allen of Golden, CO; daughter Barbara and Richard Johnson of North Platte, NE; step-children; Diane and Patrick Thelander of Oshkosh, Kathy Leach of Interior, SD, Barry and Karen Frye of Ogallala, NE, and James and Becky Frye of Pleasanton, NE; brother, Doral and Rosie Allen of Kansas City, MO; sister, Alene Hickerd of Blue Springs, MO; brother-in-law, Bernard Minrep of Lenora, KS; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife in 1988, and 7 brothers and sisters.