Gerald 'Jerry' M. Allen
LINCOLN -- Gerald "Jerry" M. Allen, 60, died Friday (Dec. 14, 2001) at the Bryan LGH West hospital in Lincoln.
He was born May 31, 1941, at Port Huron, Miss., to Harold and M. Beulah (Cunningham) Allen.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for 20 years, retiring from active duty in September 1978. He reached the rank of Warrant Officer. He served in the Viet Nam War and received the Bronze Star. After his retirement from the army, he made his home in Lincoln. He worked for Norvartis (Aramark Food Service) as a dietician technician and manager.
On Dec. 7, 1965, he married Connie Allen. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 1989. On March 2, 1998, he married Barbara Wilson.
He was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5289, and was serving as Quarter Master for the year 2001. He was also a member of the AmVets Post 3, and the American Legion Post 5, all of Pawnee City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Connie; and one daughter, Sherry Lynn.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Pawnee City; one son, Michael Allen and wife, Kimberly of Columbus; one daughter, Julie Okray and husband, Alex of Lincoln; seven step-children, Joseph Holmes and wife, Nair of Santa Clara, Calif., Guy Holmes of Pawnee City, Sherry Reinertson of Phoenix, Ariz., Terry Seal of Pawnee City, Elizabeth Richardson of Pawnee City, Thomas Greenfield and wife, Kim of Lincoln, and Babette Jones and husband, Jim of Lincoln; one brother, Edward Marshall of Port Huron; two sisters, Peggy Young of Port Huron, and Barb Lord of Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren; and 20 step-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial services were today at the St. John the Baptist Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Mel Rempe officiating. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge. Military honors were provided by the Cambridge American Legion Post.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge was in charge of the arrangements.