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ANNA J. ALLEN Obituary
Anna J. Allen of Hampshire Anna J Allen, 88, passed away Wednesday night, February 27, 2013 at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. She was born September 22, 1924 in Hem, Denmark the daughter of Nels and Anna (Kristensen) Danielsen. She immigrated to the United States in 1929 settling with her family in Carpentersville where they farmed. Anna married Miles Allen on November 3, 1945 at the St. John United Church of Christ in Harmony and together they operated their farm in Hampshire for nearly 68 years. Anna was the perfect farm wife, always ready for any chore. She especially enjoyed baking, preparing meals for her family and family trips to the Skunk Lake family cabin. Mrs. Allen was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Burlington. Surviving are her daughters; Karen (Jim) O'Connor and Cindy (Ron) Rakowski both of Hampshire, her son Ernest "Cork" (Betty) Allen of Browntown, WI, 7 grandchildren; Justin (Julie) Allen, Buffy (Matt) Beckman, Danny (Kara) Allen, Murf O'Connor, Kelly Galluzzo, Becky (Eric) Rocha and Andy (fiancee Brittany Fairbanks) Rakowski, 8 Great Grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, 2 sisters; Esther Gustafson of Genoa and Dagny Bicknese of Leaf River, sisters in law; Cleo VanVleet of Hampshire, Mary Allen of Juda, WI and Lois Allen of Belvidere and her brother in law Donald Holsted of Neshkoro, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Miles on January 26, 2002, her son Tim Allen in 1982 and her brother Svend Danielsen in 1944. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 4 at the St. John Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Rd., Burlington. Burial will be in the Doty Cemetery in Hampshire. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00PM Sunday at the St. John Lutheran and will continue on Monday at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Anna Allen Memorial, c/o Fredrick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 445, Hampshire, IL 60140. For information, call 847-683-2711.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2013
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