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Leo “Mac” Allen

Leo “Mac” Allen passed away peacefully on Monday October 3rd, 2016 at Sumner Place in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Memorial services for Leo “Mac” Allen will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, Iowa with Pastor Bill Kem officiating, followed by a catered luncheon at the Heartland Museum in Clarion.

Mac was born April 12th, 1930 to Ira Ray and Hazel Marie (McOllough) Allen in Dayton Township of Wright County, Iowa. Mac was raised in Clarion and graduated from Clarion High School in 1949. Mac Served in the Army, and worked most of his life as an mechanic in Iowa Falls, Grand Island, Nebraska, and Eagle Grove. He served as an auxiliary police officer in Iowa Falls. After spending most of his retirement in Eagle Grove, Mac moved to Lincoln Nebraska several years ago to be near his daughter.

Mac married Ruth Marie Christensen in 1959 in Milan, Illinois. Ruth and Mac had two children, Scott David and Lisa Marie. They later divorced.

Mac enjoyed playing cribbage, spending time with his family, and watching western movies, especially those featuring John Wayne.  Mac also enjoyed playing the guitar and singing to his grandchildren.  He will remembered by his family for a loving heart, willingness to help others, a stubborn streak, and impressions of John Wayne.

Mac is survived by his children Scott (Connie) Allen of Madison, Wisconsin, and Lisa Akins of Lincoln, Nebraska; Scott’s children Mandy (Scott) Shipp, Eric, Cassie, Bryan, David, and Sara; Lisa’s children Lindsey and Nick, as well as a one month old great-grandson, Collin Shipp. Mac is also survived by two sisters: Esther Johnson and Florence Staelens.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings: Evelyn Soren, Ransom Allen, Myrtle Hawkins, Leona Barnes, Ray Allen, Manson Allen and Merle Allen.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Sumner Place, 1750 South 20th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502

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Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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