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Robert Lee Allen

January 24, 1931 ~ March 8, 2021 (age 90)


Robert Lee “Bob” Allen, age 90, of Edwardsburg, died peacefully at home Monday, March 8, 2021 in the comfort of his family’s presence. 

His life began January 24, 1931 in Edwardsburg, Michigan, the youngest of four children born to Charlie and Eva Allen.  He married Mary Ellen Huffman October 21, 1951 in Elkhart, Indiana.  After more than sixty-seven years of being happily married, she preceded him in death in 2019.

He was close to everyone on both (Allen and Huffman) sides of his family.  His children will remember their dad going fishing and playing backyard sports with them.  He especially enjoyed being with his brothers for a weekly get-together and cherished opportunities to attend his grandson’s school activities and sports.      

Bob was a Christian in doctrine and service, trusting the Lord Jesus for his salvation and lending a helping hand to others at any time and for any reason.  He was a long-time member of Mason Township Baptist Church serving on several boards and participating in church activities.  He was mechanically inclined and could fix anything. 

He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.  After being Honorably Discharged, he worked many years with Cass Oil Company and later with Service Oil Company, taking pride in caring for and building relationships with his customers, retiring in 1996.      

Robert will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by his daughter, Donna Gushwa of Milford, Indiana; two sons, Donald Allen of Edwardsburg, David (Stacy) Allen of Cassopolis; three grandsons, Joshua (Jennifer) Allen of Elkhart, Indiana, Frank Allen of Los Angeles, California, Daniel Allen of Cassopolis; seven great grandchildren, Alexander, Adam, Aron, Skyler, Braden, Caleigh, Jace; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Betty Oaks; and two brothers, Carl Allen and Roger Allen.

Family and friends will gather Monday, March 15, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until time of Military Honors at 2:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. 

Mr. Allen will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in a private family ceremony in Five Points Cemetery in Mason Township.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Bob be made to Mason Township Baptist Church, 20109 Mason Street, Cassopolis, Michigan 49031. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online:

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

Please note
Military Honors will be accorded at 2:00 p.m.
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