Allen, Terry P.
Terry P. Allen, age 66, a resident of Manitowoc, entered his heavenly home to receive his crown of life on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Terry was born on January 24, 1947 in Manitowoc to the late Paul and Marjorie Franke Allen. He graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1965. Terry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country from May of 1966 until his honorable discharge in May of 1970. On March 12, 1972, Terry married Connie Buck at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty. Terry had been employed in maintenance at Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc and retired from the Manitowoc Public School District after 32 years of service in the maintenance department. Terry was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and also was an usher.
Terry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Terry taught himself how to play the harmonica and guitar and enjoyed playing them for his family.
Terry was very proud of the fact that he pitched for the Lincoln Ship's baseball team when they made it to the state championship game his senior year. He loved the game of baseball and enjoyed coaching the Small Engine little league teams in Manitowoc as well as playing softball in the city leagues for many years.
Terry was a gifted man who could fix or build just about anything. He enjoyed using his talents to assist anyone who needed a helping hand. Terry had a wonderful sense of humor, which included the clever use of puns.
Survivors include Terry's wife of 41 years: Connie, Manitowoc; four sons: Darin (Ginger) Allen, Minneapolis, MN; David (Erin) Allen, Cross Plains, WI; Matthew (Meggan) Allen, Dodgeville, WI; and Michael (Amy) Allen, Manitowoc; eight grandchildren: Alaric, Paul, Jamison, Duke, Mallory, Cali, Elsi, and Charlotte; brother: Jeffrey (Sue) Allen, Manitowoc; three sisters: Barbara Allen, Kay (Kevin) Schmidt, and Kim (Ralph) Sczygelski, all of the Manitowoc area; mother-in-law: Donna Buck; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law to include: Terry (Barb) Buck, Daniel (Debra) Buck, Dennis (Ellen) Buck, Jeffrey (Kim) Buck, Renee (Neil) Conradt, and Beverly (Ken) Peroutka; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Terry was preceded in death by his parents: Paul and Marjorie Allen; father-in-law: Leonard Buck; and niece: Katelyn Schmidt.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc. Rev. Paul Schossow and Rev. Nicholas Maglietto will officiate with burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by VFW Otto Oas Post 659. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Friday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home & Crematory, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials in Terry's name to either Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or Manitowoc Lutheran High School.
Terry's family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center who assisted with his care for the past two years.
Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home & Crematory
628 North Water Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2013