Victor Allen Sr.
Victor J. Allen Sr., 71, of Caseyville, Ill., born July 12, 1942, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Allen proudly served his country in the United States Army. He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Alorton and Caseyville Fire Departments. He also served as a special on the Alorton Police Department. He loved antique cars and car shows. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed camping. He was a loving father, brother, and uncle, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Catherine Allen, nee Kreke; a son, Victor J. Allen Jr.; his parents, Dewey and Pearl, nee Schwartz, Allen Sr.; four brothers, Dewey "Bud" Allen Jr., Douglas Allen, Edward Allen, and Robert Allen; and three sisters, Helen Prigge, Luella Allen and Rose Hill-Powell.
Surviving are his loving children, Kevin, Kristopher, and Lindsey Allen, all of Caseyville, Ill.; a brother, Daniel (Helen) Allen of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Dorothy Price of Collinsville, Ill., and Betty Schneider; a sister-in-law, Bernice Allen; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Memorials are appreciated to the family. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the funeral home with Father James Blazine officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 16, 2013