Chuck C. Allen
Chuck C. Allen age 89 of Durand, passed away from complications of congestive heart failure and stroke, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at The Lodge of Durand. He was born June 16, 1923 in Midian, Kan., the son of Roscoe and Gertrude (Kiefer) Allen.Chuck was a civilian working for the government as a Machinist in Honolulu, Hawaii during WWII. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed by Tecumseh Products Company as a Senior Project Engineer for 26 years.Chuck is survived by daughters, Carol (Bob) Smith and Sue (Tom) Popma, former spouse, Mary Margaret Schwab-Allen, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy V. Allen; son, Jack Allen, two sisters, Mildred Allen and Edras Gessner, and both of his parents.A memorial service will take place on December 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Lodge of Durand, 8700 Monroe Rd. Arrangements were made through Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel.Memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be made to the family for use toward purchasing an awning for The Lodge of Durand.Chuck had recently adopted this project to benefit his fellow residents and to show his appreciation for the kindness and care he received there.The following quote is an apt description of Chuck's attitude: “The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better,” by Barbara Pletcher.Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.