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SANDWICH – Rueben Allen, 81, of Sandwich, Ill., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born May 9, 1932, in Sandwich, to John and Tollie (Anderson) Allen, he married Marlene Voga on May 4, 1957, and spent the next 56 years happily married.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. He was a carpenter by trade. He served as an alderman in the city of Sandwich for several years, was a Master Mason in the Sunbeam Lodge 283 and a Cushman Club member in Sandwich. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Somonauk. Rueben enjoyed tinkering in his garage and fixing anything he could. He loved his family and his special friends.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene; children Reid (Paula) Allen and Mark Allen, both of Phoenix, and Michelle (Evan) Cozadd of O'Fallon; grandchildren, Claire and Claudia; brothers, James (Jingle) of Sandwich, Sydney (Mitzi) of Warrenville and David (Peggy) Allen of McKenzie, Tenn.; sisters, June Scott of Sycamore and Judy (Paul) Brandow of Somonauk.
Funeral services for Rueben will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at St John's Lutheran Church, Somonauk, with the Rev. Arlvn Tolzmann officiating. The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St., Sandwich. Interment to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.
For information, visit www.beveragefamilyfh.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 1, 2014
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