Lois M. Allen, 93, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Rochelle, IL. She was born October 3, 1919 in Ashton, Illinois, the daughter of Oliver and Mary (Kurth) Finnestad. Lois married Marvin "Bud" Allen on June 24, 1950 in Sycamore, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 27, 1997 and six brothers: Burdette, Harlan, Oliver, Verlis, Kenneth and Robert; one sister: Shirley; one son-in-law: Ronald Rotramel. Lois worked as a cook for the Creston Grade School. She also worked for Bailey's and Lang's Grocery Stores in Creston and 15 years for GTE in Genoa, IL where she retired from.
Lois is survived by one son, Donald (Norita) Allen of Bellevue, Nebraska; three daughters: Judy (Joe) Brown of Rockford, IL, Joan (Gary) Bays of Flowery Branch, Georgia and Marsha Rotramel of Cortland, IL; one sister, Leota Hansen of Rochelle; eleven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle at 12:00 noon, Saturday, May 4th, 2013 with Judy Williams officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service the same day. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery in Creston. Memorials will be to the Heart Foundation. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the staff at Rochelle Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Rochelle, especially the CNAs, Nurses, Therapist and activities director.
Source: Mortuary obit
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