WHEATON - Stan Allured, 88, died peacefully with his family around him on Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was born on June 26, 1925, in Oak Park, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Betty Lou (Mercer) Allured; five children: Jim (Pat), Jean (DrewSujet), Nancy (John Stanaway) and David (Diane) Allured and Janet (Wes) Ludwig; ten grandchildren: Jeb (Amber) Gleason-Allured, Gabe (Lyzz) Gleason-Allured, Michelle (Chris)Neibch, Jon (Jess) Allured, Adam (Meg) Ludwig, Lincoln (Heather) Ludwig, Brian (Laura) Allured, Tyler Ludwig, Ryan Allured and Laura Allured; and eight great-grandchildren: Grace, Cody, Cali, Talan, Burke, Grant, Cohen and Annie. He was predeceased by brothers Jim and Al. Stan attained the "Eagle Scout" rank in high school. He served in World War II
in the U.S. Army from July 1943 to January 1946. He was awarded the Bronze Star
for bravery under fire during fighting in the Philippines in World War II. He majored in Economics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he met Betty Lou. They married in August 1948. Stan was editor, publisher, president and owner of Allured Publishing Corporation, a business to business publisher, for over fifty years. He traveled all over the world with Betty Lou to industry meetings and was the only publisher ever to receive several industry awards usually only given to someone with a chemical degree. He and Betty Lou moved into Wyndemere Retirement Community in August 1995 where Stan served as president of the Resident Association and on various committees. It was his imagination that resulted in the founding of the WyndeBar, which is still well attended every Friday evening, as well as a putting green, a gazebo and small individual gardens for residents to use. He enjoyed his duplicate bridge partners, billiards group and bowling group. Stan's final project-and he loved projects-was to arrange for poinsettias to be delivered to each resident in Westbridge and WynScape for the holiday season. Stan was a kind, generous, positive, active person. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Stanley E. Allured to The Morton Arboretum, Development Department, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532.