WILLIAM B. ALLEN
October 16, 1927 – June 9, 2021
William B. "Bill" Allen of Peoria, passed away on June 9, 2021.
He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois on October 16, 1927 to Thomas and Ruth (Anderson) Allen. He married Anna Radakovich on August 21, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, William D. of Chicago, IL. and Mark T. (Patricia Ott) of Joliet, Ill.; two grandchildren, Heather of Channahon, IL; and Thomas of Joliet, Ill; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Noah; and his sister-in-law, Elizabeth of Tempe, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Margaret (Wayne) Hausmann and his brother Harry.
As a member of the Navy, Bill was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He worked at Caterpillar for 40 years, starting out in Joliet and retiring from the headquarters in Peoria.
A lifelong lover of nature, Bill moved on to restoration work at Singing Woods where he was the steward. He was an active supporter of the Nature Conservancy.
He loved his family above all and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Cremation will be accorded. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.