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Donald H. Allen, fondly known as "Donnie" or "Butch" passed into our
Savior's arms on January 2, 2014, surrounded by his
loving family. Donnie was a proud Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army. While serving in the war, he was exposed to Agent Orange while refueling helicopters. He worked for Welder Needs and Bil-Jax as a truck driver and salesman for many years. Donnie owned and
operated his own business, T & A Lawn Care, where he also sold Walker Brand lawn mowers. He also was
employed by The Toledo Blade for 16 years delivering newspapers.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Sandy; daughter, Angela M. Myers (Neil); grandson, Jeffrey (Sara); great-grandchildren, Ciara, Mariah, Jeffrey Jr., and Aniyah; sisters, Louella (Carl) Newman and Janet K. (Richard) Evearitt; nieces, Holly (Josh) and Linda; nephew, Daniel; great-nieces and nephew, Kaylee, Cameron and Sydney and all his California family. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Delphos and Anna and brother, James.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday,
January 8, 2014, from 11-12 p.m. at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway in Holland, where Memorial Services will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Dennis King officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
contributions be made in Donnie's name to either Providence Lutheran Church or the
. Arrangements by Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel (419-865-8879). Condolences may be made to the family online at
Published in Toledo Blade on Jan. 5, 2014