Wayne Allen, 92, of Letts, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Premier Estates in Muscatine. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Letts Cemetery. Immediately following the services, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Letts Community Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Letts Bible Church in Wayne’s name. The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral Home of Muscatine is caring for Wayne’s family and the arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com
Wayne Clifford Allen was born on October 20, 1927, in Grandview, Iowa the son of Paul and Gail (McCulley) Allen. On October 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Betty Lou Earhardt in Gladbrook, Iowa. He served in the 11th Airborne 422nd Field Artillery in the US Army from 1946 to 1948 stationed in Japan. Wayne spent several years working with lumber both at the Letts Lumber Yard and at Beach Lumber in Muscatine before retiring from HON Industries after 17 years. He enjoyed horseback riding and loved watching Iowa Hawkeye Basketball.
Wayne will be deeply missed by his children, Sherry (Paul) Fults of Wapello, Karen (Jeffrey) Koppe of Letts, Rodney (Rhea) Allen of Nichols; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and special friend, Shirley Tomfeld.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Lou in 2001 and sister, Janice Rethford of Muscatine.