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Michael George Allen

Born: February 2, 1942; in Warren, PA

Died: April 18, 2018; in Barrington, IL

Michael George Allen, from Fox Lake, IL, died peacefully at the Pepper Family Hospice CareCenter in Barrington, Illinois on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.

Michael was born 2/02/1942 in Warren, Pennsylvania. His parents were Edward Martin Allen, (deceased 06/04/2015) and Joyce Allen (living in Sebastian, Florida).

He is survived by one sister, Vonnie Cheek who lives in Sebastian, Florida.

Michael grew up in a loving family that attended the First Methodist Church in a wonderful small town. Michael attended Park College in Parkville, Missouri and received a degree in English Literature in 1975. He later received a masters degree in psychology in Boston, MA. Michael had a long career in counseling and for many years worked with David Gates and Associates in Gurnee, IL helping many people with mental health and substance abuse.

Michael was a Christian who led Celebrate Recovery Inside, a ministry at McHenry County Correctional Facility where he helped men led to Christ to recovery from addictions.

Michael loved the outdoors, to camp, hike, and mountain bike and read books.

A memorial service was held at Trinity Baptist Community Church on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Memorials will be received for Celebrate Re-Entry NFP, P.O. Box 146, McHenry, IL 60050.
Published in Lake County Suburban Life on May 3, 2018
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