Larry Allen, 66, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines from cancer. He was born September 10, 1947 to Edwin and Dana Allen in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Larry graduated from SE Warren High School near Liberty Center, IA. He served as a Green Beret in the US Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star among other medals.
Larry was retired from the Iowa Department of Human Services where he had worked for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He also enjoyed camping, family vacations and was a devoted Cubs fan.
Larry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cheryl; brothers, Myron (Shelly) Allen and Tim (fiancé, Jen McCaslin) Allen; sister, Judy (Tom) Willey; step-mother, Ann Allen; brother-in-law, Peter (Rebecca) Logli; many nieces, nephews, and other family and beloved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Kathy Logli.
A graveside service will be held at 4:30 PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Altoona Cemetery with a Celebration of Life immediately following at Terrace Hills Golf Course, 8700 NE 46th Avenue, Altoona.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Animal Lifeline of Iowa or Bright Kavanagh House.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW Altoona, IA 50009
Published in Des Moines Register from May 10 to May 12, 2014