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Willis Allen

December 8, 1924 February 7, 2020
Willis Allen
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Obituary for Willis Allen

Willis Allen, 95, of Ottawa, passed away on Friday night, February 7, 2020 at the Ottawa Pavilion.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 33 Veteran’s Group Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Willis was born on December 8, 1924 in Streator, to Claude and Oma (Wolff) Allen. He married Lou Ann Brown on January 14, 1951 at Epworth United Methodist Church. Willis was a veteran of the US Navy and served in WWII and Korea in the South Pacific. He worked at Bakelite, until his retirement. Willis was a member of the American Legion Post 33 and the Ottawa VFW.

Willis is survived by a son, Lawrence Allen, of Ottawa and a sister Jean (Thomas) Kimes, of Streator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lou Ann, on February 5, 2001, two brothers, Richard in infancy and Max on October 25, 2007, three sisters, Faye Cox on May 3, 1978, Helen Cassidy on November 8, 2000, and Mary Lou Gragson on November 15, 2003, and a son, Daniel Allen, on September 6, 2012.

Pallbearers will be Jeff, Terry, and Thomas A., Kimes, and Thomas Cassidy.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


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Visitation

Wednesday

12

Feb

9:00 AM 2/12/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

12

Feb

11:00 AM 2/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Graveside Service

Wednesday

12

Feb

12:15 PM 2/12/2020 12:15:00 PM
Oakwood Memorial Park

2405 Champlain St.
Ottawa, IL 61350

Oakwood Memorial Park
2405 Champlain St. Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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