William H. Allen Marine City William H. Allen, 79, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was born in Horton, Kansas on February 1, 1933, a son to the late Richard V. and Maude (Huffman) Allen. He married Pat O'Toole on December 8, 1972 in Marine City. Bill was a longtime area businessman who owned and operated Bill's Duck Inn in Marine City. He served his country faithfully as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking, but most of all spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife, Pat; children, Richard and Christopher Severson, Susan Wismer, Patricia Allen-Murphy and Julie Allen Gilbert; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a brother and two sisters. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers. A Celebration of Life Service will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 12 Noon in Algonac Baptist Church 1003 Washington Street, Algonac, MI 48001 and Bill's family will receive visitors on Wednesday in the church from 10 a.m. - 12 Noon with arrangements entrusted to Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. www.bowerrosefuneralhome.com Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made directly to the family.
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Published in The Times Herald on Aug. 13, 2012