Allen, Eugene Edward
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Eugene Edward Allen, age 84, passed away peacefully at home. The memorial service for Gene will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with Revs. Mark Geisthardt and Tony Fuller officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 10, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home, and again from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service at the church.
Gene was born in Wausau, son of Elsie and Charles Allen, one of seven children. He graduated from Wausau High School in 1947 and the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1951. He went to work for Marathon Corp. in their finance department, and served in the United States Army, U.S. Finance Corps in Europe from 1952-53. He returned to Neenah and worked for American Can for 39 years.
He married Donna Christensen in 1951. They have three children: Kristine Allen Peppler (Walter), Madison, Thomas Allen, Appleton, and Timothy Allen (Stacy), Waukesha. He was a loving husband and father. He delighted in being a grandfather to his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers and has a surviving sister, Betsy Ives in Alaska, nieces and nephews.
In 1955 at the age of 26 Gene was paralyzed with polio confining him to a wheelchair. After a year of therapy at Warm Springs Polio Foundation in Georgia he was able to return to work and support his family. He has been an inspiration to many.
Gene loved playing with his grandchildren, always ready for a game of cards, coffee with friends and neighbors, and visiting with his tax customers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 108 W. Doty Ave., Neenah, 54956, or a
in Gene's honor.
Thank you to Affinity Hospice Home Care for their assistance.
Westgor Funeral Home
205 W. Doty Ave.
Online condolences at:
Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home - Neenah
205 W. Doty Avenue Neenah, WI 54956
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on May 7, 2013