Frederick Steel "Fred" Allen(1949 - 2018)

ADRIAN - Fred Allen, age 69, of Adrian passed away Aug. 27, 2018.

He was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Indiana, Pa., the son of Frederick and Helen (Steel) Allen. On June 20, 1970, he married Diane DuShane, and she survives. Fred attended Adrian College and then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army.

He was a realtor in Lenawee County for more than 40 years and currently working at Linda Rudd & Associates.

Fred also owned Allen's Auto Body in Tecumseh and currently Allen & Sons Used Cars in Adrian. He loved his grandchildren and boating. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was the life of every party. Fred looked forward to vacationing at his condo in Cape Coral, Fla. He attended Crossroads Community Church and was a former member of the Clinton United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Diane, he is survived by two sons, Christopher (Andrea) Allen of Owosso, Okla.; and Frederick "Buddy" (Tracy) Allen of Adrian; his grandchildren, Maya, Peyton, Somer, Carter and Chance; stepgranddaughters, Kaitlyn, Chelsea, Sydney and Hailey; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Highway, Adrian. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. David Woodby officiating. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, with military honors performed by the Adrian VFW Post 1584 Honor Guard.

Funeral Home

J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 265-2300
Published in The Daily Telegram on Sept. 1, 2018