Larry Dean Allen was born Nov. 16, 1955 to Clarence and Elaine Allen at the University of Minnesota hospital in Minneapolis. He passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, in Duluth after same-day surgery at the age of 56 years.
Larry grew up and went to school in Rush City, Minn. He lived in many different cities and towns. Most recently, he lived in Cloquet, Minn. with his very devoted and loving partner, Brenda Angell. Larry treated Brenda’s three children (Cosandra Angell, Candice Angell, and Crystal Angell) and nine grandchildren as his own.
He is survived by his children: Jorie (Eddy) Wilkinson of Cambridge, Jenah Allen of Cambridge, Jerrin (Matthew) Shockman of Braham, Amanda Allen of Michigan, Clarence Allen of Michigan, Laura Allen of Michigan, James Allen of Michigan, Kaitlin Wibbens of Oregon; grandchildren: Jace and Jaidan Wilkinson, Austin, Tranelle, Miah, and Maleah Allen, Carson, Alivia, and Luke Shockman; Significant other Brenda Angell; brothers: Roger Allen of Rush City, Clarence Jr. (Darla) Allen of Grantsburg, Wis., Steven Allen of Little Falls; sister Judy (Carl) Huston of Rush City; sister-in-law Pat Allen; brother-in-law Terry Smuder; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents Clarence Sr. and Elaine (Johnson) Allen, brother Dwight Allen, sisters: Vida Mae Allen and Jan Smuder.
Rev. John Beck will officiate a memorial service at 4 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City with a time of visitation one hour prior. Honorary casket bearers include nephews: Kenny, Jason, Jeremy, Charlie, Casey, Joe, Jacob, Joshua, Jordan, Josiah and Andy.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service ~ Olson Chapel of Rush City.