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John A. Allen

May 20, 1932 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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John A. Allen, 90, formerly of Logansport, went home to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Sycamore Village, Brickyard Health Care in Kokomo.  He was born May 20, 1932, in Logansport to Clyde and Muriel (Norris) Allen.   On February 2, 1951, John married his high school sweetheart Margaret Downhour, together they shared 66 years of marriage.  She preceded him in death on October 27, 2017.

 

John graduated from the 2nd class of Northwestern Highschool in 1950.  He was a member of the Valley Riders Motorcycle Group in Logansport, and the Howard County Motorcycle Club in Kokomo.  He retired from Delco Electronics as an electrician in 1986 with 37 years’ service.  After retirement he and Margaret planted a huge vegetable garden and sold vegetables on their property and at Logansport's farmer's market.  He also planted thousands of walnut trees and was once president of the Indiana Walnut Council.  While he was still working at Delco he owned and operated Sunny brook sales motorcycle shop in Kokomo from 1966-72, he sold Suzuki and Ossa motorcycles.  He even did a little motorcycle racing before he decided that was a younger man's sport and then supported his two sons in motorcycle racing.  He loved traveling. Twice he rode his motorcycle to California. He and Margaret made 3 car trips to Alaska, and several trips out west.  

 

He is survived by his children, Jeanette (Kent) Land of Russiaville; Tim (Dora) Allen of Logansport; Tom Allen of Logansport; and son-in-law, Ted Neuschwanger of Bloomington.  He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one brother, Joe Allen of Flora.  John was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret, daughter, Becky Neuschwanger and brother, William Allen.

 

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston.  Visitation will take place prior to services from 10:00 am until  12:00 noon Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow services in Ever Rest Memorial Park cemetery in Logansport.   Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army or a charity of donor’s choice.   Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com

 

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Visitation
Wednesday
November 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Murray-Weaver Funeral Home
401 S. California St.
Galveston, IN 46932

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Murray-Weaver Funeral Home
401 S. California St.
Galveston, IN 46932

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May 20, 1932-November 12, 2022




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