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Allen M. Rand
ATTICA, IN: Allen Mason Rand, 75, Attica, passed away at his home on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. after a 11 month battle with cancer.
Allen was born on October 19, 1937, in Miami, OK, to Dorothy Mason Rand and Burke Brown Rand. Allen graduated from Wiley High School in Terre Haute and attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. In 1961, he joined the Active Army Reserve, serving active duty for six months and the in the Army Reserve for the remainder of his enlistment.
On September 2, 1961, Allen married Amelia H. Partington in Terre Haute, IN. She survives.
Surviving besides his wife, Amelia; are a son, Daniel Rand of Marion, OH, a daughter, Sara Julane Pycke (Jeffrey), Attica, IN, and a son, Curtis Allen (Lisa Kleck) Rand, Leawood, KS; a brothers, Robert, of Terre Haute, IN; a sister, Julane Helen Soares (Edward) of Knoxville, TN.
A son, Stuart Avery, preceded him in death at 7 years of age in 1970.
Grandchildren surviving are Bryan, Bradley, Danielle and Logan Rand, Eli Merriman, Stuart, Carter and Cole Rand. Al were the delight of Allen's life as were Helen and George Harrison that adopted him as "Pappa Allen".
Visitation will be held at the Attica First Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 14th, from 12:30 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Carolyn Lesmeister officiating. Online condolences may be sent to: www.mausfuneralhome.com. http://www.mausfuneralhome.com. Internment of ashes will be made at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the I.U. Arnett Hospice or the Fountain-Warren County Musical Arts c/o Mike Wrighthouse at Harrison Steel Co. or to Fountain County Landmarks, P.O. Box 124, Attica, IN 47918.
Published in the The Marion Star on Feb. 12, 2013