Arthur W. Allen

September 2, 1931January 4, 2013

Arthur W. Allen Charlotte, Michigan

Age 81, died January 4, 2013 in Lansing, Michigan; born September 2, 1931 to Ora and Viola (Lumbert) Allen in Sunfield Township, Michigan. Arthur was a graduate of Woodbury High School in 1950. He retired in 2000 as an Oldsmobile Mill Wright after 50 years of service. He was a Junior Rifle Club Instructor for the Chief Okemos Sportsman Club; and a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ernest; sister, Doris; brother-in-law, Merle Abfalter; mother-in-law, Charlotte Henry; son, Robert; daughter, Kathy; granddaughter, Megan; great grandson, Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Mary; 4 daughters, Eva (Peter) Walacavage, Brenda (Gilbert Swartz) Allen, Ashley Shaw, Michael Hammond; 7 sons, Bruce (Mary Jo), Duane (Molly), Ernest, James (Chery), David (Penny) McWhirter, Richard Arreguin, Ryan (Breighn) Lehmann; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, William Abfalter, John (Pauline) Abfalter, Roger (Linda)Abfalter; many nieces, nephews, cousins and honorary children.

Memorial Services will be held on January19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 825 N. Cochran, Charlotte, Michigan with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Missions Funds and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, Inc., 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076-3911. On-line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Larry Brown

July 26, 2013

Mr's Allen,I'm so sorry for you loss,and not putting 2 an 2 together,sincerely.Larry

Lori Baum

January 19, 2013

Sending our condolences to your family. Lori & Mary Jo Campbell Dance Studio

alan dawson

January 16, 2013

im so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all

Darlene Arthur

January 8, 2013

January 08, 2013
Our thought"s are with you.We always had a wonderful time with Art. and all of you in the North. Art. was always having a good laugh when we came back from fishing. He will be missed .

Lori Balch

January 7, 2013

Art's unforgettable lecture to me in high school regarding nail biting and "that thin toilet paper." Never bit my nails again. Art's "lecture"

January 7, 2013

Our thought's and prayers are with this large and extended family in this time of loss, I have many good memories of Art as we were growing up. He was always a big tease and loved teasing me. As adults we played cards while our kids played together. May all of you remember all the good times he gave to each of you. Much Love, Myra and Garry Perkins

January 6, 2013

Morey & Micki Anzaldua Calvary Baptist Charlotte