Lorena L. Allen, age 95, of Lyons, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, where she had resided only one day. Prior to her retirement she had worked at the former Miller’s Super Market in Wauseon for many years.
Lorena was born in Lyons, Ohio on May 10, 1919, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Meyer) Kolbe. On February 9, 1938 she married Ralph Allen, and he preceded her in death on August 10, 1998. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. Lorena loved her dogs, Lady and Ruby and enjoyed crocheting and bowling.
Surviving are three children, Charles (Rosalind) Allen, Donna Snyder (John) Knoechelman and Fred (Alice) Allen; 14 grandchildren, Missy (Brent) Good, Ronnie (Bob) Waidlick, Rick (Rachel) Allen, Tracey Allen, Tom (Lisa) Allen, Sue Dulaney, Cindy (Mark Linton) Braner, Charlie (Kim) Snyder, Jennifer Allen, Melanie (Jeremy) Galvin, Joe (Jennifer) Allen, Rachel (David) Geckle, Tony (Amy) Knoechelman and Doug (Trina) Knoechelman; 30 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Marge Allen and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Walter Allen, great-granddaughter, Ariel Knoechelman, son-in-law, Jerry Snyder and her siblings, Henry Kolbe, Helen Darby, Marie Sterling, Rudolph Kolbe, Clarence Kolbe, Edna Hallman, Raymond Kolbe, Carl Kolbe, Jr., and Isabelle Kolbe.
Visitation for Lorena will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 8, 2014, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jennifer Herrmann, officiating, where friends will be received from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Winameg Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Lorena’s nurse, Amy, with Southern Care Hospice of Toledo. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church.