Donald Allen Jr.
1930 - 2021
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Allen Jr, Donald
Dec 30, 1930 - Feb 15, 2021
Donald Allen Jr. passed away peacefully on February 15, 2021 at the age of 90. He lived for 43 years in Council Bluffs, Iowa before moving to the Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida area in 1973. He is preceded in death by his son, David Allen, mother, Adelaide Price Allen, and father, Donald Allen. He leaves behind his loving wife, Nadine Allen; his brother Paul Allen (Arma Jo Allen), his children Patricia Oneil, Michael Allen (Vickie Allen), and Teresa Allen, his grandchildren, Jenna Beaty, James Oneil, Maria Carter-Giannini, David Giannini, Christopher Allen, Timothy Allen, twelve great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Don began his career in construction as an apprentice carpenter and learned every aspect of the construction trade. Over the next 50 years he would be part owner of two companies; the first with his brother, Paul Allen; Allen Brothers Construction in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the second with Billy Pullman; Associated Interior Systems, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. His only hobby was helping his friends and neighbors with construction projects.
Don suffered for many years from the effects of pulmonary fibrosis. The family would like to thank the great outpouring of support they received through Don's illness and passing. A Celebration of Life will take place at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton, Florida at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 (941-552-7546).
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Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28, 2021.
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February 20, 2021
Losing Don makes me cry, but he was a man that always made me laugh! He was extremely special to me and I have always looked at him as my mentor. He was always there for me in good times and bad. Back in the 90's we had a seminar at work and one of the things we had to do was write a letter to the single person who had made the most difference in your life. That person was Don. He almost threw the letter away because he didn't recognize the return address. He didn't and opened and read it. I don't know if he still had it, but he was touched that I chose him. He always meant the world to me as well as his wonderful wife Nadine! The last time I saw him was last spring right after the pandemic started. He drove into our driveway on Palm Island, I was so surprised I was almost speechless. He asked for a glass of Crown Royal and we spent a wonderful time talking about old times. He remembered things I had long forgotten and it was the most special day I can remember in a long time. I will sorely miss him as so many others will. He was a very special man and my love for him will always be there. Rest in peace my friend, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten!!
Sue Bouffard
Friend
February 20, 2021
Uncle Don loved music, he loved family and he loved good stories. Always told it like it is. I always enjoyed our visits, introducing my kids to their extended kin. We'll miss him.
Michael Allen
Family
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