Thomas Allen

Thomas Duane Allen, 71, of Winterset died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at the Central Iowa VA Hospital in Des Moines. 

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at Seventh Day Adventist Church (903 W. Summit St., Winterset). Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family for a future donation of their choosing.

Tom was born March 26, 1948, in Winterset, to Thomas Allen and Irene (Mabbit) and James Kephart. Following high school in Winterset, he enlisted in the United States Army during Vietnam. After he was honorably discharged, Tom went into the trucking industry, where he went on to be a semi-truck driver for the next 40 years. In his free time, Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and grilling a sirloin steak with his son, JJ. He attended the Seventh Day Adventist church and liked going to Bible study with his church friends. Most importantly, Tom’s pride and joy was his family and grandchildren, he loved spending time with them more than anything.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

He is survived by his son, JJ (Heather) Allen of Winterset; five grandchildren: Katrina, Prescott, JR, Jackson and Charlie; JJ’s mother, Anita Allen; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Arrangements are being handled by  McLarens Chapel in West Des Moines.

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