OHIO CITY — Morrell Groom “Chum” Allen, 79, of Ohio City, died at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday at the Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Carol M. and Eleanor Margaret (Groom) Allen.
He married the former Thelma Mae “Tootie” Wiseman on June 19, 1968, and she survives.
family members include a daughter, Nancy J. (Kurt R.) Muntzinger of Van
Wert; two sons, Randy L. Allen of Missouri City, Texas, and Rick L.
Allen of Van Wert; a stepson, Phil Simindinger of Ohio City; six
grandchildren, Andy J. Berelsman, Heather Simindinger, Jason Allen,
Jennifer Allen, Christopher Allen and Amber Walters, and two
great-granddaughters, Adele and Eleanor Berelsman.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Nanette Wilcox.
was a 1953 graduate of Van Wert High School and a Korean War veteran of
the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ohio
City. He retired as a maintenance supervisor at Aeroquip Corp. after 32
years of service. He was a member of Harvey Lewis Post 346 of the
American Legion in Ohio City and served as Ohio City village councilman
for eight years. He was a member and past president of the former
Pleasant School Parent Teachers Association.
be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral
Home with Pastor Denise Brown officiating. Interment will follow at
Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by
Harvey Lewis Post 346, the American Legion.
Calling hours are Thursday from 3 - 8 p.m.
Preferred memorials are to the American Legion Post at Ohio City.