Conrad E. Allen, Jr. passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the age of 82 at Cobblestone Crossings Health Campus in Terre Haute, IN. He was born on August 18, 1939 to Conrad E. Allen, Sr. and Bessie C. (Graham) Allen. Conrad was more commonly known as Connie to friends and as Junior to family.
His beloved wife of 62 years, Marilyn F. (Glasgow) Allen, passed away on March 30, 2021.
Conrad was also preceded in death by both parents; his brother: George Allen; his sisters: Classo Newman and Opal Hicks; and his children: Terri Allen, Matthew Theodore "Teddy" Allen, and Brenda L. Allen.
He is survived by his children: Lisa "Mace" Allen (Thales Exoo) of Chicago, IL, and Chris Jeffers (Don) of Terre Haute, IN; his grandchildren: Donnie Jeffers, Ada and Ezra Allen-Exoo, and granddaughters-by-love Caleigh-Ann and Chloé Hedden; his sisters-in-law: Carolyn Atkinson and Georgianna Bricker, both of Terre Haute, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
Conrad graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1958. He enjoyed a lifelong career as a draftsman. In his early career, he worked at Allis Chalmers, McDonnell Aircraft, and Stran Steel. He retired from AET Films (Hercules) in 2001 after 32 years of service and where cherished friendships were made.
Conrad was a Past Master and 42-year member of Humboldt Lodge No. 42 in Terre Haute, IN. He was also a member of the Zorah Shrine. Conrad was honored to be on the Shrine’s Transportation Committee for several years where he would help transport local children to the Shriners Hospitals for Children regional locations. He belonged to the Hercules Lunch Group, and he had belonged for several years to the Hercules Golf League. After retirement, he happily volunteered at Union Hospital Terre Haute.
Conrad was a model train enthusiast, display creator, and collector. He enjoyed fishing, golf, working Sudoku puzzles, and cooking for his family. He loved traveling with Marilyn and their family, and they would take train trips, fishing trips, and other fun adventures.
Conrad cherished his family, and also his friends who were as close to him as family. He frequently reminisced of the fun times he had growing up with his nephews, and he loved them like brothers. He was grateful how he and Marilyn always took care of one another, especially in their later years. Conrad was so very proud of his family, and he adored his and Marilyn’s extended families. He was grateful for the close friendships he made throughout his life.
Conrad will be remembered for his kind, helpful, and fun personality. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
The family appreciates the care he received by the kind nurses and aides at Cobblestone Crossings during his stay in September and October. The family is, once again, grateful for the quick response and support from Chrissy and Tammy from Heart to Heart Hospice.
As per Conrad's wishes, cremation was chosen, and he will be laid to rest at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute, IN alongside his beloved departed wife and children. Private graveside services, with Masonic Services, are scheduled.
If you would like to send a note of remembrance or condolence to the family, please email ConradEAllen2021@gmail.com, or mail to Chris Jeffers.
Greiner Funeral Home is assisting the family, and the family sincerely appreciates their thoughtful care.
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