OBITUARY

Ronald Clyde Allen

February 7, 1929June 13, 2018
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Ronald Clyde Allen, age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 in Franklin, TN. Ron was husband to Eleanor Clara Allen (nee Hoschele) and father to Carla Stimpert (nee Allen), both of whom preceded him in death. Ron was also preceded in death by his parents Carl Allen and Anna Allen (nee Wall) and his brother Wayne Allen. He is survived by his nephews and nieces Victor Allen, Vicky Allen, Jennifer Allen, David Allen and Ronald Allen and his son-in-law Colin Stimpert. Ron was a native of Chicago. He graduated from Harrison Technical High School in 1947 and entered the US Coast Guard in 1949. After his service with the US Coast Guard, Ron completed an apprenticeship as a journeyman sheet metal worker and, in 1955, became a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Association International, Local No. 73. During his career, Ron worked on famous Chicago landmarks such as the Wrigley Building, Brookfield Zoo and West Suburban Bank buildings. His primary employer was Heat Engineering Company. In 2014, Ron was recognized by his Association for sixty years of continuous good standing service. Ron was an avid fisherman and hunter, and often reminisced fondly about his outdoor excursions to southern Illinois, Lake Erie and Canada. He enjoyed his retirement years vacationing, wood-working and gardening. Ron raised all kinds of vegetables in his backyard and proudly shared his abundance with family and friends. As an avid Chicago Sox fan he would regularly watch MLB games, of course with a Budweiser in hand. He was devoted to the care of his wife and was meticulous about maintaining all aspects of his Lombard residence. In 2017, Ron moved to Franklin, TN to be closer to his son-in-law, Colin Stimpert. A visitation will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, 17w201 Roosevelt Road in Oakbrook Terrace, IL on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:00am, until the time of service at 12:00pm, also at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. For funeral information, please call 630-941-5860 or visit www.chapelhillgardenswest.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Ron in Coast Guard

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Ron and Brother Wayne

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Ron Hunting with His Buddies

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