Ralph Dean Allen 1922 - 2012 Tonganoxie
Ralph Dean Allen, 89, Tonganoxie, KS, died Monday March 26, 2012 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday March 31, 2012 at the United Methodist Church, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Saturday until the funeral, at the church. Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa.
Ralph was born July 29, 1922 in Wapello, Iowa, the son of Lucian E. and Della Rachel Hartman Allen. He was united in marriage to Betty Kerr on December 16, 1944 in Wapello, Iowa. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2011. He served in the 517th Parachute Army Infantry Division during WWII. He graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, IA and worked as a ceramic engineer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Ceramics Society.
Survivors include his son, Dean and wife Debbie Allen, Tonganoxie, KS and 2 grandchildren.
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