Arthur W. Allen
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 www.grbdmason.com.