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Lauterburg - Oehler Funeral Home

2000 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL

OBITUARY

Allen R. Mahanna

November 13, 1927June 6, 2020
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Allen Raymond Mahanna, age 92, of Arlington Heights, IL, passed away June 6th, 2020. Born Allen Harold Wildish in Waukegan, IL, the son of John Harold Wildish and Mary (Ulesich) Waitkus, and adopted son to Sydney Mahanna, Allen was a graduate of Harrison High School, and a Veteran of the Korean War. A long time employee of Motorola, Inc. from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s, Allen continued to work in a consulting role into his 80’s. He was a past President and Treasurer of the Motorola Engineering Club as well as several leagues, being an avid fan of both Bowling and Golf. Allen obtained his Real Estate Agent and Broker licenses in the 1970’s, and worked in that capacity, part time for many years. Many people who knew Allen still live in a house that he helped them purchase. Preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Podborny) Mahanna, sisters, Florence (Wildish) McCurry, June (Wildish) Voeller, and those that came before him, who have all passed. He is survived by brothers, John Mahanna and Gene Wildish and sisters, Floris (Mahanna) Scheri and Joanne (Wildish) Flesch, sons, Paul (Diane-deceased), Stephen (Florence), and Arthur (Donna), as well as grandchildren, Jennifer Bartnik, Joseph Mahanna, Matthew Mahanna, Angela Mahanna, Jason Cebulski, Nicholas Mahanna, and great-grandson, Mason Mahanna. He never met a job he wouldn’t tackle, no matter how big or small. He taught his sons the value of hard work, by example, and the satisfaction that comes with it.

Allen was a longtime parishioner of St. Emily Catholic Church. Family and friends will gather at St. Emily, 1400 E. Central Road, Mt. Prospect on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:45 AM for a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM that is open to the public. If attending, please wear a mask, observe social distancing and other recommended measures. Interment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL There will be no visitation or luncheon. Funeral info 847-253-5423 or lauterburgoehler.com

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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John Mahanna

June 10, 2020

My Brother, Allen Mahanna, knew me, as he once introduced as his “kid brother”, for 81 years. I knew him for 75 plus years—depending on when I was old enough to recognize him. He was always available when I needed him—more times than I have room here to enumerate. Through my childhood in the 1940s, we slept together on a pull-out couch in the dining room—no luxuries back then—just everyday human contact limited only by our everyday struggle to survive the times. With the death of Dad, he had increasing responsibilities to help my Mother, Sister, and Me to adjust. For the rest of his life responsibility became like his “middle name” which he handled for everyone in need. Your kid brother misses you, Al, with a depth of feeling that cannot be expressed in words. I will be calling your name for the rest of my life. I want to embrace you, again, but the One Who made us will do that infinitely better than I. God keep you, Brother, Al…

Shirley Foemmel

June 9, 2020

Our family is with you in spirit today as you gather for Allen's service. Allen was very active and loved being with family, which he was very proud of. Glad we have so many happy memories of times together. Very loving and always there for so many. Allen will always have a special place in our hearts with many special memories.
Blessings and love to all of Allen's family.

Florence Mahanna

June 9, 2020

Allen was much more than my father in law. He was a Dad. He was always there for us. He was a kind, giving, caring man. Loved my children and was there for them always. He loved to come over for Spaghetti dinner. Other than veal that was his favorite. He loved to dance and he knew I did to, so when we were anywhere with music we would dance. Dad lived a great life..... He worked hard having two jobs to help put his children through college and give them a better life. Dad I could go on and on. Rest In Peace and watch and keep us all safe.

RITA SCUDERI

June 8, 2020

may perpetual light shine upon him

Christopher Wagner

June 8, 2020

Art,
My family sends our sympathies and condolences to you and your loved ones.

Christopher and Linda Wagner

Joe Mahanna

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