OBITUARY

Allan Lee Armentrout Sr.

December 11, 1943September 6, 2021
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NORTH PEKIN ~ Allan Lee Armentrout, Sr., 77, of North Pekin, passed away at 10:02 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born December 11, 1943 in Peoria to Ralph M. and Janice E. (Armstrong) Armentrout, he married Helen Marie Guile on December 31, 1967 in Peoria. She died August 20, 2021 in Pekin. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Edward Armentrout and three sisters, Loris and Mary Armentrout and Ina Baer.

Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Armentrout of Peoria; four sons, Anthony Armentrout of Callahan, Florida, Aaron (Katie Higus) Armentrout of Marquette Heights and Matthew and Allan Armentrout, Jr., both of Pekin; five grandchildren, Kyra (Ben) Ketnick, Alyssa, Brock and Sophia Armentrout and Johnathon Higus and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Asher Ketnick.

Allan was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He had worked at Peoria Charter Coach Co. in Peoria as a mechanic for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Allan enjoyed traveling, woodworking and playing Mexican Dominos. He thoroughly cherished spending quality time with his family and helping others.

He was a member of The Journey Church in East Peoria, where he was very active.

Mr. and Mrs. Armentrout’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Brock Winkler will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at he funeral home. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Military rites will be provided by the United States Navy and Tazewell Military Rites Team.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Journey Church, 2022 Springfield Road, East Peoria, Illinois 61611.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 13, 2021

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Stephanie Armentrout

September 14, 2021

My daddy. On Fathers Day I used to tell everyone, “My dad is better than your dad”, and I meant that from the bottom of my heart. He loved my mom sooooo much and took such great care of her…and us kids. He set the bar. On EVERYTHING. The best husband, the best father, the best grandfather. I’m already missing Saturday morning cartoons and other things we used to do together that I haven’t thought of in years. I remember when I was little how he’d make me laugh so hard just by making animal noises. My dad set the standard for husbands and fathers everywhere and I wish I would have met someone that lived up to those standards so he could’ve walked me down the aisle. My dad was the man in my life and I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do without him. He was my mechanic, my handyman, my knight in shining armor, my hero who always came to my rescue. But most importantly, I’m eternally grateful that he raised me to love Jesus, especially right now because that’s what’s carrying me through his and mom’s passing. He’s with my mom and Jesus now, rejoicing in heaven, and I’ll be with him too someday when God calls me home. Until we meet again…I love you, Daddy.

Allan Armentrout Jr

September 11, 2021

What will I miss most about my dad? Silly jokes, eating ice cream no matter the occasion, researching our family history together, his strong work ethic, his integrity and honesty, his smile, his willingness to help anyone ... I could go on. One of the last times I was with him, we had a blast playing drums. I got to see the pride in his eyes as he watched me play and he got to bang around like kid, smiling from ear to ear. That's the way I will always remember him: a big kid at heart and a hero without a cape. How lucky us 5 kids were to have him.

Maryland Gess

September 9, 2021

I have so many happy memories of Allan and Helen. Allan loved to go on mission trips and loved sharing Jesus with others. Helen was always ready to minister with food to anyone who had a need. Both were such a blessing in my life and will be missed.

Tim & Randi Moody

September 9, 2021

Alan and Helen were our neighbors in Marquette Hts., living right across the street from us, for many years. Our children grew up together and we knew the family very well. Our hearts go out to Matt, and his brothers and sister, at this very devastating time. Your mother and father were very nice people. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Tim and Randi Moody

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