Edward Allen Sr.
1941 - 2021
Edward Allen, Sr.
Born: April 22, 1941 in Ottawa, IL
Died: April 25, 2021 in Ottawa, IL
Edward Earl Allen, Sr., age 80, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, April 25th with his loving family at his side.
Per Ed's wishes, a private family gathering will be held. Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Ed was born April 22, 1941 in Ottawa, a son of Otha and Marjorie Pearl (Rentz) Allen. He married Zelda Dubach August 20, 1960 in Naplate. He is survived by Zelda, his devoted wife of 60 years; children, Edward (Della) Allen, Jr. and Marie (Christopher) Koepke all of Ottawa; sisters, Karen (Melvin) Hoffman of Bradenton, FL and Pat (Scott) Greenhalgh of Englewood, FL; sisters-in-law, Nancy Allen of Big Canoe, GA and Julie Allen of Porterville, CA. He also leaves grandchildren, Edward (Ashley) Allen III, Christina (Ben) Considine, Caitlyn (Rob Conway) Allen, Logan, Chandler and Ciara Koepke; and great grandchildren, Kailee and Connor Considine and John Conway. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim and Bill Allen.
Ed was owner and operator of Hank's Farm for the past 43 years. He dearly loved and cherished time spent with his family. Memorial contributions may be directed to a local charity of the donor's choice in lieu of flowers. To share a memory, please visit www.gladfelter-roetker.com or Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home on Facebook.

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He will truly be missed and will hold special place in my heart ! It just won´t be the same without his presence! I have good memories and funny conversations with him ! Like him asking me to buy him a 250,000 .00 1 person submarine! So he could check out what´s in his pond !! Lol he had a confidence that might put people on edge , and his dry wit. He was one of a kind and his rosy cheeks and white beard will be missed by all who got to know him .
Christi sowders
April 28, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Gladfelter Funeral Home
April 28, 2021
Zelda and family, How saddened we are to learn of Ed's passing. We send our deepest sympathies from TN. We fondly remember many family dinners at Hank's and the Allens' kind hospitality.
Phil and Betty Bernardoni McDowell
April 28, 2021