Kringle Allen(1935 - 2012)

Allen LeRoy Kringle

February 23, 1935

October 23, 2012

Allen LeRoy Kringle was called home to the Lord on October 23, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born in Webster, WI on February 23, 1935 to Arthur and Lillie Kringle. He was one of four sons and one daughter born to the Kringles. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arleigh, Lawrence and Laverne. He is survived by his sister, Adelade (Kringle) Johnson.

Allen grew up helping his father build houses and became an accomplished carpenter, electrician, and "jack-of-all-trades." He owned and operated his own radio and TV repair business for two years before enlisting in U.S. Navy in 1954. He spent time in Japan repairing ships. After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1958, Allen began his 41-year career with Burroughs/Unisys, working primarily as a repairman for mainframe computers.

Allen married his first wife, Louise, on August 8, 1959, and they had three sons: Keith, Brent and Todd. They remained married for nearly 37 years until Louise's untimely passing in 1996. Allen married Marcia (Dolbeer) Barker on February 14, 1997, and the two were lovingly married until his passing.

Allen lived in the Sacramento, CA area for 36 years until moving to Sparks, NV with Marcia in 2006. He and Marcia were very active in both the Baptist and Lutheran churches. Both sang in the church choir and were involved in other church-related activities over the years.

Allen and Marcia have been volunteers at the Sparks Police Department for several years.

Although a man of few words, Allen had a heart and a willingness to serve that were limitless. He will be dearly missed by his surviving family and friends.

In addition to his sister, Allen is survived by his loving wife, Marcia; his son Keith and his wife, Becky; son Brent and his wife, Carol; son Todd; grandsons Sean and Brian, and Brian's wife Amanda; and step-children Janice, Paul and Karen Borden.

A memorial service to celebrate Allen's life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Reno. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Building Fund, Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd or the .

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31, 2012