Allen, Nelson Stanley, Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord Thursday, May 20, 2010, age 80 years. Nelson was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada July 7, 1929, the son of the late Stanley and Hazel (Cochran) Allen. He married Elizabeth Dye October 13, 1956 and she survives him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Karen (Robert) Damaske, Sharon (Scott) Berkobien, Laurie (Scott) Sherman and Gregory (Julieann) Allen; eight grandchildren, Jason, Robyn (Levi), Justin (Julie), Jeremy (Stephanie), Joey (Alison), Kristin (Casey), Dylan and Eric; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Audrey, Olivia and Baby Lenz; two sisters, Ruth Schmidt and Betty (Robert) Waggoner; in-laws, Kay (Ray) Squires and Paul (Patricia) Dye; several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Nelson had two passions in his life, the Lord and his family. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Immanuel Bible Church, 5433 N. Center Road. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Solbon International, 4 Lupine Circle, Albany, NY 12203. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Nelson’s Immanuel Bible Church family and God’s angels in nurse ’s uniforms at Covenant Cooper CCU for the love and support they gave Nelson.