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Ingrid Katherine (Korpela) Allen

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Ingrid Katherine (Korpela) Allen, 92, of San Antonio, and formerly of Wakefield Township, Mich., died on July 25, 2019.

She was born on June 16, 1927 in Bessemer Township, Mich., the third child of Waino August Korpela (1888-1969) and Hilda Susanna (Ronn) Korpela (1904-1979).

Following graduation from the Wakefield High School, she worked in office management and accounting in Chicago, Seattle, Superior and California. She later graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas/Pan American and was inducted in the Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society. She was also a member of the Mensa Society. After post-graduate studies she was employed by agrochemical companies as their liaison with the Environmental Protection Agency. Allen also was elected as the Wakefield Township treasurer for six years after her retirement and return to the Wakefield area. She travelled extensively to all 50 United States and 14 foreign nations.

Ingrid married Iva Millhollin on March 19, 1949 at Seattle, Wash., and two children were born of that marriage. They were divorced in 1964. She then married William Attix Allen on Oct. 23, 1965 at Pacific Grove, Calif. Mr. Allen died on Oct. 13, 2012 at San Antonio.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol (Millhollin) Lyles; her husband, Damon Lyles and their three children, Justin (Stephanie) Lyles, Jill (David) Walton, and Katherine (Chase) Branch and their children, McKenna, Justin Damon Jr., Parker, Isabel, Tristan, Gabriella and Witten. Also surviving are her son-in-law, Bryan King and his children, Donald (Michelle) King and Rebekah (Alex) Batista, and their children, Hayley, Alyssa, Derek, Cameron, Corbin and Sarah.

Additional survivors include a sister, Rauha Salli, and two brothers, Ernest (Janice) Korpela and Otto (Helen) Korpela, and a sister-in-law, Liola Korpela, and a wealth of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Beside her husband and parents, Ingrid was preceded in death by her dearly beloved daughter, Susan (Millhollin) King on June 14, 2011 at Plano, a brother, Carl Korpela, in 1963, a sister, Mildred Dahlbacka, in 1997, and a brother, Waino "Bill" Korpela, in 1999.

Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will take place at a later date.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX  78232, Phone: 210-495-8221.