Dan J. Allen
August 23, 1964 ‒ July 15, 2009
Sycamore: Dan J. Allen, age 44, of Sycamore passed away Wednesday morning, July 15, 2009 in Bucyrus Community Hospital.
Dan was born on August 23, 1964 in Bellefontaine to Joe and Alberta (Thompson) Allen and was a graduate of Benjamin Logan high school and earned his degree in electro mechanical engineering from Texas University.
A U.S. Army veteran, Dan served during the Middle Eastern conflict in Iraq.
Dan worked formerly with Honda in Marysville, but had most recently worked as an engineer for Imasen Bucyrus Technologies. Throughout the shop, everyone knew Dan as he always interacted with people in all parts of production.
Known as the grill master, Dan loved cooking for the family. His specialties included chili, pork chops, and his fajitas.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed target shooting, as well as hunting deer and squirrel. He also enjoyed fishing, and loved to fish any fishing hole.
Dan was also a talented woodworker making primitive furniture for his home.
One of Dan’s unspoken talents was the ability to make anyone smile. Even in the hardest situations, he could make someone laugh.
Dan is survived by his loving wife LeeAnn Allen of Sycamore whom he married September 24, 2005; three sons Tyler Daniel Allen, Conner David Allen, and Thomas A. Hardin; father and stepmother Joe and Ruby Allen of Harrod, a sister DeAnn Bowdle of North Carolina, an aunt and uncle Cash and Patricia Allen, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Karen and Tom Fowler, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Richard and Cathy Gollehon, brother-in-law Edward Fowler, sister-in-law Aimee Carver, four nephews, five nieces, extended family Ed and Ruth Meadows, Kimberly Crider, Tina Osterman, Keith Meadows and families.
He was preceded in death by his mother Alberta Thompson, and his grandparents Luther and Eva Bradley.
The family will receive friends on Sunday July 19, 2009 from 1-5pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be on Monday at 11am. Pastor Rob Ratcliff will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion will follow in Shauck cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.