Lonnie K. Allen, 54, of New Windsor, Illinois died Sunday March 12, 2017 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. There are no services. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha, IL is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be left at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born June 21, 1962 in Galesburg, IL to Maurice and Sandra DeSpain Allen. Lonnie attended the Galesburg schools. On September 5, 2001 he was united in marriage to Jan Dee Anderson in Cambridge, IL.
Lonnie was employed at Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and will always be remembered for his kind and gentle demeanor.
Survivors include his wife, Jan, children, Nicole (Creeto) Sanchez, Jeremy and Jordan Allen all of Galesburg, step-children Rebecca (Tyler Whiting) Anderson, Tanner Anderson both of New Windsor, IL, his grandchildren, his mother Sandra Allen of Galesburg, IL, a sister Lori (Mark) Schottin of Glendale, AZ, a brother, Les (Marena) Allen of Galesburg, IL, nieces, nephews and a special cousin, Bobby (Traci) Smith of East Galesburg.
His father, Uncle Don Smith and his dog Shorty preceded him in death.
The family would like to thank all of you who loved and cared for Lonnie.