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Everett 'Mike' Vincent Allen

 

May 16, 2018

KENTON, Mich. - Everett "Mike" Vincent Allen passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home in Kenton.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1926, in Marquette, to the late Alfred H. Allen and Irene (Sanders) Allen, of Kenton. Everett grew up and went to school in Kenton, where he spent his entire life, except for the time that he served in the U.S. Army during World War II from year 1945 to 1947 as Private First Class in Company A, First Battalion, 17th Infantry. Prior to serving in the military, Mike had started his own logging trucking business, E. Allen Logging. After serving in the Army, he continued with this business until his retirement in 1988.

Mike was a member of Covington VFW Post 8945 and the American Legion in Kenton and Trout Creek and was also a member of the Covington AMVETS. He marched in Memorial Day services from 1947 to 2017 and missed only one service in all those years.

He was an active outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. One of his passions and favorite places to be was at the pond, where he built his cabin in 1965, and later in 1972 started construction of the pond where he spent countless hours improving it.

Everett was honest, reliable and hardworking. He was always there for his family and friends and would give anyone a helping hand.

Everett touched the lives of many people with his way of striking up a conversation and jokes while maintaining his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. He will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Marlene (McRae) Allen; and five children, Larry "Joe" Allen, Sharon (Allen) Melin, both of Grangeville, Idaho; James "Eb" (Sally) Allen, of Sidnaw, Thomas (Rosana) Allen, of Kenton, and Kathy Allen, of Sidnaw. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Donald "Ziffle" Allen, two brothers,

Chester and Robert, and a sister, Helen (Griffin) Allen.

Visitation will be today, Wednesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home and on Thursday, May 17, from 10-11 a.m. His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home, with Pastor David Weber officiating.

Burial will be in the Kenton Cemetery, with military rites being conducted under the direction of the Ontonagon area veterans. A luncheon will immediately follow at the Kenton Town Hall. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Mike's guest book or send condolences at jacobsonfuneralhomea.com.

 
 

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