MADISON, Wis. — Glenn Frederick Allen, 87, was blessed by the Lord and sent peacefully home Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

He was born in La Crosse April 23, 1930, to Clyde and Anna (Leibl) Allen. As a city boy he spent most of his time at the Leibl Farms out in Smith Coulee. While attending St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he worked at the A & P. Shortly after graduating, he met Mary Ellen Karashinski, and they were married Sept. 26, 1953.

He is survived by his children, Deborah K. Hayes (Jack), James M. Allen (Michelle), Susan M. (Stan) Gifford, and Robert G. Allen (Karrie); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette (Rudy) Olson; sister-in-law, Diane Allen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dick and Marcie Karashinski; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Allen; brothers, Eugene, Clyde and Donnie Allen; sister, Pearl Fisher; and special friend, Ruth Murphy.

Thank you to the staff at Oak Park Place, Dr. Mozena and Gail Gaustad RN, who understood Dad, and for allowing him to live his life as he wanted. Dr. Kamin and her wonderful staff, Unity Point Health while he was at home, and Heartland Hospice for their graciousness and compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, with Msgr. Charles Schluter presiding. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of Mass at the church. Interment will be held at Highland Memory Gardens.

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